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Archive for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Three people injured in accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction

An injury accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction shutdown the highway in both directions Wednesday afternoon. At least one person was seriously injured and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

An injury accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction shutdown the highway in both directions Wednesday afternoon. At least one person was seriously injured and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

September 15, 2010, 11:41 a.m. Updated September 15, 2010, 6:04 p.m.

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U.S. 59 and N. 482 Road
Head-on collision leaves one seriously injured

One person was seriously injured and two people sustained minor injuries after an multi-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction Wednesday morning. Enlarge video

Three injured in highway accident

Three people were injured, one seriously, in an accident on highway 59 Wednesday. One person was treated and released from the hospital while the other two were transported to area hospitals for further treatment. Enlarge video

An injury accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction shutdown the highway in both directions Wednesday afternoon. At least one person was seriously injured and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

An injury accident on U.S. Highway 59 north of Baldwin Junction shutdown the highway in both directions Wednesday afternoon. At least one person was seriously injured and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Emergency crews attend to a victim at the scene of a multi-vehicle injury accident on U.S. 59 north of Baldwin Junction on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Emergency crews attend to a victim at the scene of a multi-vehicle injury accident on U.S. 59 north of Baldwin Junction on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Traffic backs up on U.S. 59 north of Baldwin Junction after the highway was shut down due to a multi-vehicle injury accident on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Traffic backs up on U.S. 59 north of Baldwin Junction after the highway was shut down due to a multi-vehicle injury accident on Thursday, Sept. 15.

One person was seriously injured and two people sustained minor injuries Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle accident about seven miles south of Lawrence.

Lori Pheigaru, of Topeka, was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra north on U.S. Highway 59 about 11:15 a.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Sentra crossed the center line while negotiating a curve and entered the southbound lanes.

It collided head-on with a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck driven south by Daniel Zirkle, 28, of Burlingame.

Pheigaru, 47, was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka with serious injuries before she was transferred to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Zirkle, 28, of Burlingame, and his passenger, Andres Cardenas, 28, of Tigard, Ore., were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Cardenas was treated and released, but Zirkle was transferred to another hospital, according to LMH officials.

Firefighters had inquired about using a LifeStar helicopter to transport Pheigaru, who had to be extricated from the vehicle. Because of rain, however, no emergency helicopters were flying.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated which vehicle crossed the center line, causing the accident.

Comments

DillonBarnes 4 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like they wanted to fly them out but no helicopter is flying today. Last I heard they are transporting to LMH by ground.

meggers 4 years, 3 months ago

With the new 59 construction, that road is a mess right now. I hope everyone is ok.

Aileen Dingus 4 years, 3 months ago

Sorry- my comment came across as callous. I do hope everyone involved makes a speedy recovery.

fish042 4 years, 3 months ago

The LJWorld has the report wrong. The 2002 Nissan Sentra was the one that crossed the center lanes. But everyone is ok.

wmathews 4 years, 3 months ago

You're right. The Sentra crossed into the southbound lane and hit the pick-up truck. I've changed the story. Thanks for catching the error!

The accident report is also available on the KHP website: https://www.accesskansas.org/ssrv-khp-crashlogs/display.do?log=2010-011307

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

Scruggsy 4 years, 3 months ago

I believe the story is still incorrect. According to the police report, the Sentra was northbound and crossed into the southbound lane., striking the pickup. This is not what you have written as of 4:58...

poetruck 4 years, 3 months ago

my husband was behind the pickup heading south. The car crossed into the other lane and hit the pickup head on. Husband was right there. He pulled over and ran to the woman in the small car. She was able to talk but her legs and arm were really messed up. He thinks the pickup driver ended up with a broken ankle. According to my husband this could have easily been a fatal accident. My thoughts are that she will live and eventually be ok. My prayers to all involved.

puddleglum 4 years, 3 months ago

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