Archive for Sunday, March 7, 2010

One seriously injured in east Lawrence hit-and-run

LifeStar helicopter dispatched to scene; driver arrested on multiple charges

A woman was taken to KU Hospital Sunday afternoon after sustaining serious injuries in a hit-and-run accident. The woman had the vehicle back over her before the driver fled the scene.

March 7, 2010, 5:05 p.m. Updated March 7, 2010, 5:35 p.m.

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A LifeStar helicopter transported a woman to the hospital Sunday after a hit-and-run accident.

A LifeStar helicopter transported a woman to the hospital Sunday after a hit-and-run accident.

Woman suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run

A woman was transported by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital Sunday afternoon after she suffered serious injuries in an east Lawrence car-pedestrian hit-and-run accident. Enlarge video

A woman was transported by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital Sunday afternoon after she suffered serious injuries in an east Lawrence car-pedestrian hit-and-run accident.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Warren, the incident started when a man and the woman became involved in a verbal and physical altercation outside a residence in the 1200 block of Almira. The man entered a vehicle. When the woman attempted to enter the car, the man shoved her out. He then backed the car over the woman, resulting in serious injuries.

The man drove southbound from the scene, striking a parked car a short distance away. Police arrested the man in the area of the incident at 4:53 p.m., 19 minutes after the original call was dispatched. The man was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and leaving the scene of an injury accident, among other charges, Warren said.

A LifeStar helicopter, which landed near the intersection of 11th Street and Haskell Avenue, departed for the hospital at 5:27 p.m.

Comments

cntrygrl 5 years, 3 months ago

You have got to be kidding me! Be responsible, people. You are not only hurting the person you hit, you're also destroying families. If you can't drive and be responsible, take the bus!!!

Christine Anderson 5 years, 3 months ago

Good grief! There are better ways to end relationships!

junkhand 5 years, 3 months ago

cntrygrl you might want to read the article....

verity 5 years, 3 months ago

I'm with you Cheesehead. Just walk away.

verity 5 years, 3 months ago

My thoughts are with the injured woman and her family. May she fully recover.

Jack Hope III 5 years, 3 months ago

Wish they'd raise the penalties for hit and run/compared to driving under the influence. I think this would be something the Kansas legislature should consider.

Hope the woman recovers.

George_Braziller 5 years, 3 months ago

Backing up and driving over a person who was just shoved out of the venicle isn't going to be classifed as hit and run. That's small potatoes compared to the laundry list of charges he's facing.

jonas_opines 5 years, 3 months ago

No kidding. The term in the headline is kind of misleading. "Vehicular assault" or perhaps "attempted manslaughter" is probably much closer to this reality.

cntrygrl 5 years, 3 months ago

Ok, I'm realizing that I need to be a little less distracted when I'm reading!!!

Robert Rauktis 5 years, 3 months ago

Seriously? There is an ad for auto insurance attached to this news article?

puddleglum 5 years, 3 months ago

I smell "attempted vehicular homicide" in the near future.

grammaddy 5 years, 3 months ago

If those who are not working the graveyard shift would just go to sleep, there would be less of this. Seems like only craziness happens in the wee hours.

kjo_shorty 5 years, 3 months ago

grammaddy... this happened at like 4:30 in the afternoon, not morning.

blackjack21 5 years, 3 months ago

Its too bad things like this happen. She was a mental case. She always had conflict in her life. She just had another man put away for 10months for fighting. I seen this coming long before this. It doesn't look like she will ever get her kids back from SRS after this. Maybe she will realize she doesn't need men in her life. She always acts crazy and wants to fight with them. I feel sorry for the innocent children that have to grow up with a mother like this.

tomatogrower 5 years, 3 months ago

misplacedcheesehead (anonymous) says… Good grief! There are better ways to end relationships!

Just hop on the bus, Gus Make a new plan, Stan Drop of the key, Lee

denine 5 years, 3 months ago

Don't want to take sides here but what if she jumped behind the vehicle while he was trying to back up. I certainly wasn't there but that could also be the case. I do hope she pulls through this and realizes that she needs to handle conflict in a less confrontational way, and he needs to learn the same lesson.

TheEleventhStephanie 5 years, 3 months ago

Good job blaming the victim, Blackjack. You don't think the guy who pushed her out of a car and tried to run her over has any responsibility for what he did? You act like she deserved it since you "seen" it coming. Classy.

TheEleventhStephanie 5 years, 3 months ago

No updates? Wrong side of Haskell Street, or what?

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