Bob Billings and Crestline
One patient was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after suffering head injuries in a bicycle crash.
The incident was reported about 10:40 a.m. near the intersection of Crestline Drive and Bob Billings Parkway.
According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Matt Sarna, two friends had been riding their bikes down the grass hill near the entrance to Meadowbrook Apartments. Both riders hit some uneven terrain and crashed.
One patient, who Sarna said was about 20 years old, suffered lacerations to his head and was temporarily unconscious. A LifeStar helicopter was dispatched to the scene because of initial reports regarding the patient's condition along with a language barrier between emergency personnel and the patient.
Medical units tended to the victim and eventually transported him to LMH via ground ambulance shortly after 11 a.m.
Sarna said the patient's injuries were not believed to be life threatening.