Archive for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Driver who fled accident scene on U.S. Highway 59 sought by police

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 59 Highway just north of the Douglas County line Tuesday around 2 p.m. A passenger in a pickup truck that hit a semi-tractor trailer was taken by helicopter ambulance to an area hospital. No other information was available.

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 59 Highway just north of the Douglas County line Tuesday around 2 p.m. A passenger in a pickup truck that hit a semi-tractor trailer was taken by helicopter ambulance to an area hospital. No other information was available.

April 6, 2010, 1:29 p.m. Updated April 6, 2010, 4:23 p.m.

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Law enforcement officers are seeking the driver of a white Ford pickup truck who ran into the back of a semitrailer Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 59, about a mile north of the Douglas-Franklin County line.

After the accident — in which the passenger in the smaller truck was injured — the driver fled on foot.

“Witnesses said that they saw him running away, chasing after a dog,” said Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Josh Kellerman. “He must’ve kept going after the dog because he never returned to the scene.”

The passenger was flown to Kansas University Hospital from the accident scene by Life Star helicopter, Kellerman said. The trooper said the passenger was conscious, but he suffered facial injuries in the wreck.

Comments

MIke Mallory 5 years, 3 months ago

passenger hurt, driver under the influence and fled the scene of the accident, officers were chasing to the west in a wooded area. traffic was backed up as of about 30 minutes ago. I turned around and took a gravel road to the east to get around the wreck. witness said the driver didnt even attempt to put on the brakes. front right of a greyish truck was completely caved in.

BruceWayne 5 years, 3 months ago

as this accident took place in Douglas County, the driver did the smart thing. Everyone that drinks and drives in douglas county and gets in an accident should flee.Unpaid Parking tickets will get you more jail time.

trinity 5 years, 3 months ago

isn't this the second day in a row for an accident right there on that particular stretch of highway? wow...

Ashley Woodward 5 years, 3 months ago

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devobrun 5 years, 3 months ago

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Jaylee 5 years, 3 months ago

If the passenger was conscious, couldn't they have just asked him who the driver was and go wait for him at his house?

MIke Mallory 5 years, 3 months ago

look at the Ottawaherald.com and there is a picture of the truck, I dont think he was conscious. but could have been, how does the Ottawa paper have a pic and not the LJW. i walked up on the accident and the truck was crushed.

devobrun 5 years, 3 months ago

Nah, Jaylee, doncha know, the cops are agin us.

Power to the people, man.

The pig is just out to hold down the folks, man.

Its all a plot to 'round up all the dopeheads.

The dude is righteous, man.

So what if he left his old lady, man.

Too bad she couldn't have got away, too.

I mean, she'll be alright. Obama will take care of her, right?

Jaylee 5 years, 3 months ago

I'm missing the relevance or connection at all. Confused.

lllwll 5 years, 3 months ago

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MIke Mallory 5 years, 3 months ago

what does it feel like to be that stupid. lllwll, lawrenceguy, please respond.

livetocook 5 years, 3 months ago

I also came upon the accident shortly after. I was very overwhelmed with emotion and it made me sick. I suggested removal of lllwll(anonymous) post. llwll, you should be ashamed of the person you are. The pictures posted online do not even described the horrific scene.

doc1 5 years, 3 months ago

GardenMomma. It wouldn't be an OUI it would be a DUI. OUI is a City of Lawrence charge.(Operating Under the Influence), but if it's the county the charge would be DUI. They are the same thing but the city pockets the money if they adopt the law and change the name to OUI.

asbury 5 years, 2 months ago

This person still hasn't been apprehended? What is the condition of the passenger? Is ljw going to print a follow up?

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