Archive for Monday, October 18, 2010

Prairie Village woman in stable condition after one-vehicle rollover accident east of Lawrence

October 18, 2010


A Prairie Village woman was listed in stable condition Monday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she was taken after a rollover accident on Kansas Highway 10 Sunday night.

Sharon Pepperdine, 43, was traveling east on the highway when her 2003 Jeep Liberty left the south side of the road and rolled several times before hitting some trees, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis.

The accident occurred at mile marker 6.5 of the highway — which is near Noria Road.


Kelly Johnson 7 years, 7 months ago

VeCHICLE...sounds like a new kind of chewing gum.

I'm glad the driver is doing ok, that had to have been pretty scary.

Tammy Copp-Barta 7 years, 7 months ago

That's the second misspelling I've seen in a headline today!!!

Shane Powers 7 years, 7 months ago

Everyone's a critic. Perhaps LJW could just open their editorial position to all the (proof)readers with extra time on their hands.

mbulicz 7 years, 7 months ago

I'm just glad the accident wasn't as much of a wreck as this article. That would have been a travesty.

KEITHMILES05 7 years, 7 months ago

It seems the media is in such a rush to report they lose all sense of responsibility. Truly sad and an indication of the declining respect for this country.

Kontum1972 7 years, 7 months ago

i think they are still reeling from the take-over at SFBB.....rumor has it that Mad Magazine is very very interested...

Kontum1972 7 years, 7 months ago

might be a good idea to lower the speed limit down to 55 and strictly enforce it ...i bet it would generate some tremendous revenue.....hit them in the pocket book during these hard times i have seen speed signs posted in different states with the wording "strictly enforced" lose your license your toast as far as going to work....and the insurance companies will eat you alive with your monthly wont be able to afford the premiums............."Driving is a Privledge"...not a given.

blindrabbit 7 years, 7 months ago

Best wishes to the driver! The rollovers and head-ons continue to happen on K10. Several in the past month; too much speed; too many distracted drivers. This road should be really safe; but having commuted on it for several years and observing clueless drivers what happens makes sense to me.

galwaygal 7 years, 7 months ago

First and foremost, I hope the lady from PV recovers completely. Because of its high undercarriage and narrow wheelbase, the Jeep Liberty is especially prone to rollovers. We own a 2005 and it is very similar to the 2003 model this driver was in. As a result we purposely drive 5-10 miles below the posted speed limit on most highways. I don't know if speeding or inattention had anything to do with this particular accident. That being said, the number of vehicles being driven 80 and 90 mph on K-10 is huge! Whether they're speeding or not, many of the drivers passing us are also talking on cell phones. I'm sure, due to lack of state and county funding, there is lax law enforcement of the speed limit and laws regarding reckless driving by the relevant police agencies. If local law enforcement increased along the K-10 corridor, we might see fewer injuries and fatalities. K-10 has become a death trap for those of us who travel it regularly.

galwaygal 7 years, 7 months ago

Agreed! From the right (slow) lane we see it all the time. Where are the highway patrol when you need them!

grimpeur 7 years, 7 months ago

Um, yea. Sure. They might even be half the hazard as those driving 10-20 mph over prevailing. Not. As for road rage. that's on the rager who thinks that when traffic is so heavy that both lanes are full, he should still be able to go 20 over or that tailgating and raging are going to get him there any faster. Seek help.

All you tailgating morons and left lane campers deserve a circular highway where you can be alone.

And no, I'm not the one clogging up the left lane, so rarely get tailgated.

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 7 months ago

Put a light at East Hills business park and slow everything down to 45 for two miles in each direction.

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