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Teen in rollover accident released from hospital

December 27, 2010

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A Tonganoxie teenager who was injured in a rollover crash on Christmas Eve has been released from the hospital.

Samuel C. Denholm, 17, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after his 2000 Ford Explorer struck a concrete barrier and rolled over on U.S. Highway 24-40.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, Denholm, who wore a seat belt, became distracted just before the crash. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was treated and later released, said Belinda Rehmer, an LMH spokeswoman.

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bearded_gnome 4 years, 4 months ago

hey fella, that seatbelt might've just saved your life!

I'm so glad you're recovering quickly.
distracted driving is killing driving. stop it.

grimpeur 4 years, 4 months ago

"Became" distracted? You've got to be kidding me. That simply doesn't cut it.

What distracted him?

Kris_H 4 years, 4 months ago

Well, I can think of a lot of ways you might "become distracted" while driving. Dropping what you're smoking in your crotch would be one of them.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 4 months ago

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, Denholm, who wore a seat belt, became distracted just before the crash. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial

---actually Chelsea it has happened many times: smoker drops smoking materials while driving, crotch is burning! um, you're not the best driver you can be if your private zone is being BBQ'ed.

indeed, article fails to indicate form of distraction: radio?
texting?
cell phone?
coughing?
driver applying makeup (yes, I know he's a male)? driver saw a sexy woman drive by?
driver dropped smoking materials (see above)? an alien decided that at that moment he should be probed?
the car's computer said "Dave, I don't like that ... Dave!"?

however, "distraction" would typically imply driver is at fault.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 4 months ago

I am sure it happens- but there is nothing is this news story to imply there were drugs involved. I just think it's mean to accuse someone of that, until you know the truth. Just sayin'

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