Archive for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Car involved in rollover accident on eastbound K-10

Officers shut down a lane of K-10 to investigate the accident late Tuesday night.

July 21, 2010


One car was involved in a rollover accident east of Lawrence on highway K-10 late Tuesday night.

According to Douglas County dispatchers, the car was traveling eastbound between E. 1750 Rd. and Country Rd. 1057 when it rolled over and landed in a ditch filled with water about 11:30 p.m. Occupants were able to escape the vehicle.

Officers were investigating the accident early Wednesday morning and closed down a lane of traffic.


sierraclub 5 years, 4 months ago

I am almost positive that Merrill will somehow blame Bush for this. Very sad..

flux 5 years, 4 months ago

He will blame Obama you dork, he's a repulican.

gccs14r 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm wondering why there's no mention of the 3-car accident involving a police car at 19th & Haskell last night.

Brent Fry 5 years, 4 months ago

Drunk driver ran a red light and hit the police car

Onlyifitsadryshelter 5 years, 4 months ago

As someone who lives off of 59, most of us out here know that speed isn't the main problem with the current highway. It's that there are too many blind entrances onto the busy highway.

kusp8 5 years, 4 months ago

Here here raises glass in agreement

akt2 5 years, 4 months ago

Speed is the issue on K-10. You can't drive 70+ miles an hour with heavy rain on this highway. Slide offs and rollovers are the constant result. Same thing in the winter when it ices. It's not the road. It's the driver and the road conditions on K-10.

amrose42683 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm very well aware of that area and those "ditches" are extremely dangerous if a driver is not paying attention. The turns are blind and even a car slipping and sliding on that road can easily end up in a ditch and people can get seriously hurt or worse. I'm not going to pretend to know the answer on what to do about it. Many things can factor in, but driver's do seriously need to be more cautious of their surrounds and what their driving into no matter where they are.

amrose42683 5 years, 4 months ago

Correction before I get tagged by the grammer police .... "what THEY'RE driving into ..." and no apostrophe in "drivers". Geez, bad proofreading morning for me.

MarcoPogo 5 years, 4 months ago

Is this where we get to point out that you misspelled "grammar"? :)

Onlyifitsadryshelter 5 years, 4 months ago

Jack - how do you propose more training? I'm curious about that. And do you live on 59? Take it on a daily basis? Weekly? Yeah, it's a huge pain in the butt and a big expense of land and money. But I take it EVERY day. Have for almost 20 years. It is dangerous. Bottom line. The most direct route from my house to the highway was dirt road that fed directly onto 59 at the top of a hill. I've lived out here since before Zarco put up the row of trees as a wind barrier. It was dangerous before then.

What you should be worried about is Lawrence's answer to this new highway. As a direct access off of 35 traffic through Lawrence is bound to increase and it's going to dump it right off at the uncompleted SLT. Now that's going to be a mess. One that I will also have to get through every day. But I'd much rather have that problem that have to continue on 59 as is.

As for K10, IMHO, the road is crap. Water pools in certain areas and hydroplaning is ridiculous. There's one curve before Eudora that you can almost guarantee that someone will bury the front of the car in the median every time it rains. I've personally been in a row of cars doing about 35 through there due to rain and watched one in front of me lose it.

Driver's aren't perfect. Don't get me wrong. But the roads themselves sometimes do not make it any easier. Just ask someone who lives in Missouri.

Onlyifitsadryshelter 5 years, 4 months ago

I believe in my post I mentioned that we were in a line of cars going 35 mph on K10. As for the problem one and problem one, you lost me. In regards to the 59 dump into Lawrence, I should have worded it differently. Such as people should be concerned about the dump of traffic into South Lawrence. I don't care if you care or not.

I'm so tired of everyone complaining about the new highway when you do not live in the area or travel it frequently. What's done is done.

And I'd like the name of your driving school. Sounds like I could pick up a few pointers.

3ofClubs 5 years, 4 months ago

Wouldn't it be "County Rd. 1057?"

I mean, I'm sure it is a country road, but is not officially called that, is it?

New journalism grad, maybe?

Gene Wallace 5 years, 4 months ago

to bypass the construction mess on 23rd or on any day: 14 minutes average Iowa to 31st, 31st East to Haskell, Haskell North to 27th, 27th East/South on Kensington, to 28th, 28th East to O'Connell, O'Connell North to K-10. BTW: 2 axles only!

Louis White 5 years, 4 months ago

I've noticed that in general, ever since the advent of numberous big pick-up trucks and SUV's, the problem with speeding in inclement conditions has increased. There is sort of a machismo assiciated with it, like their drivers wanting to blast by people at 75 mph in a downpour just to prove that they can. Has anyone else noticed that it has become perilous to slow down to a common-sense 45-50 MPH in a heavy downpour for risk of being rear-ended by a monster truck or SUV? Just sayin'....

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