A 17-year-old rural Lawrence resident was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after an accident near the Clinton Lake Dam.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical crews responded to the crash around 9:30 a.m.
According to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis, teenager Franklin Johnson was driving a 1989 Toyota Corolla north on County Road 458 when he struck the back of a pickup truck driven by Louis Eckler, 67, Lawrence.
Lewis said Eckler had just turned onto County Road 458, from North 1150 Road, when the accident happened.
Neither Eckler nor his wife, who was a passenger in the truck, was injured in the accident.
Johnson was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with possible head and neck injuries.