Emergency officials work at the scene of an accident in rural Leavenworth County. A man was taken by air ambulance to KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kan, after his vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, trapping him for 40 minutes. Enlarge video
An air ambulance takes off after picking up a middle-aged man from the scene of a vehicle accident on Leavenworth County Road 25, just south of Honey Creek Road. Kansas Highway Patrol officials at the scene of the accident said the man sustained minor to moderate injuries after his truck left the road and struck a tree.
Leavenworth County — A middle-aged man was taken by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after a serious accident in Leavenworth County on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, Jeffery Kaighin was driving a red GMC pickup truck north on County Road 25 when, for an unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree on the west side of the road.
The man was trapped in his vehicle, and Stranger Creek Township and Tonganoxie City fire crews spent 40 minutes extricating him from the vehicle.
According to law enforcement officials, the man was responsive and suffering from moderate injuries when he was loaded onto the Life Star helicopter.