Archive for Thursday, December 9, 2010

Car ends up on its side near Kansas River Bridge

A car ended up on its side and on the sidewalk on the Kansas River Bridge near Sixth and Massachusetts streets. No injuries were reported.

A car ended up on its side and on the sidewalk on the Kansas River Bridge near Sixth and Massachusetts streets. No injuries were reported.

December 9, 2010, 12:06 p.m. Updated December 9, 2010, 2:26 p.m.

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A car ended up on its side and on the sidewalk on the Kansas River Bridge near Sixth and Massachusetts streets. No injuries were reported.

A car ended up on its side and on the sidewalk on the Kansas River Bridge near Sixth and Massachusetts streets. No injuries were reported.

Traffic backs up on the Kansas River Bridge after a car flipped on its side at Sixth and Massachusetts streets on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.

Traffic backs up on the Kansas River Bridge after a car flipped on its side at Sixth and Massachusetts streets on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.

A 21-year-old Oskaloosa man has been ticketed after the car he was driving took the corner at Sixth and Massachusetts streets too fast, and the vehicle ended up on its side on the sidewalk leading to the Kansas River bridge.

Lawrence police Sgt. Matt Sarna said Logan Reiling was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla east on Sixth Street when he lost control of his vehicle, which hit the concrete barrier on the east side of the bridge and then flipped onto the passenger’s side. Reiling was cited for driving too fast for conditions and for not having any proof of insurance.

The passenger in Reiling’s car, a 29-year-old Overland Park woman, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Johnson County and for interfering with the duties of a law enforcement officer.

Both Reiling and his passenger suffered minor injuries, but they refused treatment at the scene.

Comments

ashamedofyou 7 years, 1 month ago

Apparently it is in the "walking lane" ON the bridge. As in, inbetween the concrete barrier and the metal railing

George Diepenbrock 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, we have a photo coming soon. It's very close to the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge.

nobody1793 7 years, 1 month ago

I hope they at least got one of those $5 parking tickets.

uh_really 7 years, 1 month ago

Where, oh, where is a LIKE button when you need one!

Very glad no one was hurt...

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

hey! did that car lose a wheel into the river that can be unearthed in 150-years?


I'm just glad there's no indication of injuries. hope everybody's walking away from this one! being there, and driving/speed/inattention, etc., sure could have ended much worse.

geekin_topekan 7 years, 1 month ago

Only in Lawrence. Seriously. My hat is off to that driver.

Glad nobody got hurt.

meggers 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow- that's a pretty neat trick!

Glad everyone is ok.

jehovah_bob 7 years, 1 month ago

They were totally trying to two wheel it down the bridge, a la "Dukes of Hazard".

Don't act like you haven't ever considered it.

jehovah_bob 7 years, 1 month ago

Their only mistake was choosing which side to ramp. Clearly, the lamp posts have been strategically placed for pedestrian safety.

wcp 7 years, 1 month ago

As long as no one was hurt...it is funny. & Pehaps forced wide by another vehicle using the two lane entrance(s).

just a thought

wcp 7 years, 1 month ago

so much for the benefit of the doubt.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 1 month ago

we should try and get hoodie-driving banned by the state. they clearly obscure peripheral vision....

thomgreen 7 years, 1 month ago

Famous last words...."dude, check this out!"

Bob Forer 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, looks like the driver may have been stricken with a grand mal anal-cranial inversion.

Crystal Patterson 7 years, 1 month ago

As a nurse, I will try to use my medical knowledge to translate...driver driving with head up his butt?

Bob Forer 7 years, 1 month ago

Bingo Nurse Crystal. You win a kewpie doll. :)

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Actually, the correct diagnosis would be 'accute recto-cranial inversion'. Just sayin'.

jehovah_bob 7 years, 1 month ago

Be careful this weekend everyone. I anticipate many more rollovers to occur in our near future in a bout of drunken redneck one-upmanship.

RoeDapple 7 years, 1 month ago

"Hold my beer, you ain't gonna believe this trick!"

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

"If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk."

peoplewatcher 7 years, 1 month ago

passenger went to jail? wow she'll have a heck of a story to tell..!!!

Jake Dale 7 years, 1 month ago

Witnesses reported the driver exited the vehicle and yelled "Ta Daaa!"

Curtis Lange 7 years, 1 month ago

If this were facebook, I'd 'like' this comment. :)

kernal 7 years, 1 month ago

After he did a little victory dance and took a bow?

gccs14r 7 years, 1 month ago

Other way 'round. They were making a left and ran wide, probably from excessive understeer.

gatekeeper 7 years, 1 month ago

I see so many close calls there. Idiots just run through the red light there and turn right when cars turning onto the bridge (heading towards downtown) have right of way. Looks like that's what this person did and they paid the price. It would be nice if people in this town learned what a red light is and that you stop and only turn right if there are no cars there that do have right of way.

Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 1 month ago

TheWhirl, you're right. I'm sure that people from out of town are very confused by it. And to top it all off, I don't think that the lanes are marked very well.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

Clearly this is what happened: older woman ... eeevil woman ... ... from the big city ... ... ... she's in jail now ... ... ... ... this accident certainly would've been prevented if only Oskie countryboy would've been thinking with the head on top of his shoulders!

apparently an earthquake was involved too, proof: http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?9907-Women-and-their-cleavage-are-leading-young-men-astray-and-causing-EARTHQUAKES!!!&s=a2b02306440d7af2e0fb357417dffa00

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

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inquire 7 years, 1 month ago

"Hey Man! Hold my beer and watch this!"

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

thebcman (anonymous) replies …

Whew! I need a cigarette and a shower after reading that!

December 9, 2010 at 8:17 p.m.

---yeah Thebcman, it's a wonder there aren't far more accidents. or earthquakes, lol.

always4ever 7 years, 1 month ago

There is/was a Judge Reiling in Oskaloosa. Any relation? Hmm

creaz 7 years, 1 month ago

THIS RACE CAR FORGOT HE WAS IN HIS CAR DRIVING WAS REALLY THINKING HE WAS ON HIS SKATEBOARD DOING A OLLIE.....LOL

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

Bridge 1, Car 0. Game over.

---lol! very nicely done.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

Give driver a break! He was just trying to take advantage of HOV lane.

Uhjh 7 years, 1 month ago

Is the sidewalk shoveling ordinance in effect here?

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

Yo Whitney! why were my two (cont'ed) posts removed???? was it offensive to discuss archetypes of feminine sexual attractiveness including reference to Marilyn Munroe and ancient Greek mythology??? WTH? please explain.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

She does get a bit weird with that removal power from time to time. Could be a skosh of overactive imagination.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

I1: independant1 (anonymous) replies …

She does get a bit weird with that removal power from time to time. Could be a skosh of overactive imagination.

December 11, 2010 at 7:27 a.m.

---yeah. makes me wonder if I posted other greek mythology, or something else about sexy movie stars would it get yanked?

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

p.s. "overactive imagination? you mean my posting that stimulated Whitney's 'overactive' imagination? say it isn't so! she is the most chaste priestess of this domain!

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