Archive for Monday, August 9, 2010

Lawrence woman injured in Monday evening accident

She was attempting to turn onto Rockledge from Sixth Street when she was hit by another vehicle. She was transported via air ambulance to a Kansas City-area hospital.

August 9, 2010


Emergency workers were called to a two-vehicle accident Monday night at the intersection of 6th and Rockledge. A 19-year-old Lawrence woman, who was driving a small car, was traveling east on Sixth Street. She attempted to turn onto Rockledge when she was struck by an oncoming SUV driven by a 25-year-old Lawrence man.

The woman was taken by air ambulance to a Kansas City-area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The male driver was not injured.

According to authorities, the cause of the accident is under investigation.


BlackVelvet 7 years, 10 months ago

I guess I just don't understand the reason to transport someone via helicopter (majorly expensive, even with insurance) if they have "non life-threatening injuries." Can someone offer an explanation for this?

Kelly Johnson 7 years, 10 months ago

I was just about to ask the same question. I guess if they had a compound fracture requiring immediate surgery or something? Hope everything turns out ok for her.

guesswho 7 years, 10 months ago

None life threatening, but if ground transport >30 minutes outcomes (neck, internal bleeding) are generally better. Medicine errs on the side of caution generally. There could be unknown internal injuries or head injuries in crashes and LMH does not have the resources to handle those.

Charlie Sabotage 7 years, 10 months ago

saw the helicopter fly over our house. hope all are well

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 10 months ago

I was at NW corner of Centennial Park as the helicopter circled for a landing. The car was in the yard of the dental offices on the NW corner of Rockledge and 6th facing west, and the SUV was facing north still in the intersection. Both vehicles must have spun at least half way round to get to those positions. After the helicopter landed, none of the emergency personnel seemed to exhibit much sense of emergency, but that may be merely because they've seen it all.

KEITHMILES05 7 years, 10 months ago

LMH doesn't want to really do much emergency care.

bluskyy 7 years, 10 months ago

So nothing more was in the paper about the accident. Who was involved? How are they?

whatadrag 7 years, 10 months ago

I've had 2 immediate family members hit at that intersection by fools running red lights

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