Archive for Saturday, June 5, 2010

Two-car accident shuts down lane of Ninth Street

Two cars ended up in apartment complexes on either side of Ninth Street after an accident early Saturday morning.

June 5, 2010, 2:32 a.m. Updated June 5, 2010, 3:49 a.m.


Police gather around a car that went off the road and into the yard of an apartment complex on Ninth Street early Saturday morning.

Police gather around a car that went off the road and into the yard of an apartment complex on Ninth Street early Saturday morning.

Police closed one lane of Ninth Street early Saturday morning after two cars were involved in an accident near the intersection of Emery Road and Ninth Street.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection about 2 a.m. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the two cars were driving westbound on Ninth Street when they reached the location where the two lanes converge into one. One car, a Honda Civic, struck the other, a Toyota Avalon, from behind.

The Avalon ended up in the grass in front of Village Square Apartments on the north side of the road. The driver of the car, a 24-year-old male, was not injured, but was later arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence.

Bordman said the Civic rolled and ended up right side up in the yard of another apartment complex on the south side of the road. The driver of this vehicle, a 24-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital via patrol car and treated for head injuries. He was released and then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. A 24-year-old female passenger was transported to the hospital via ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

Both cars were disabled after the accident. The back tire of the Civic came off the vehicle.


John Hamm 8 years ago

Sounds a little like "I can beat you the where the road narrows" to me.

GardenMomma 8 years ago

No speeding tickets? I believe the limit is 30 mph on that stretch of road. To roll a car, knock a tire off, and push the other car off the road how fast would your cars have to be travelling?

Just curious.

Paula Kissinger 8 years ago

Speeding tickets can only be issued if an officer witnesses the violation as in speed not reasonable and prudent or reckless or while running selective enforcement. It is not always the speed of the vehicle(s) that cause rollovers and such. Sometimes it is positioning of the vehicle(s).

bearded_gnome 8 years ago

drunk is ... as drunk does!

at least here in Lawrence these drunken drivers are caught, too bad for them they couldn't drive away from the scene and turn themselves in later.

and, notice this: neither of the cars hit a building!

Hoots 8 years ago

Rode by this on the way home last night. I couldn't believe they made such a mess. People do some really stupid stuff at that merge point in the road.

ralphralph 8 years ago

Dude! You should have run. You'd have gotten off easier. Running pays in Lawrence.

kernal 8 years ago

Sounds like they were playing "Chicken".

Christine Anderson 8 years ago

People, don't drive drunk, dammit! Okay, so this time no one was killed, but you are not guaranteed this "easy" an outcome.

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