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Lawrence man taken to Overland Park hospital after accident on K-10 east of town

Tow trucks and emergency vehicles clear the scene of an injury accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence on Wednesday morning. The accident closed the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Tow trucks and emergency vehicles clear the scene of an injury accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence on Wednesday morning. The accident closed the eastbound lanes of the highway.

September 22, 2010, 9:56 a.m. Updated September 22, 2010, 9:52 p.m.

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K-10 and E. 1650 Road
Injury accident briefly shuts down K-10

A Lawrence man was taken to an Overland Park hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence. Enlarge video

Two injured in morning accident on K-10

Two people were injured in an accident on K-10 Wednesday morning. One patient was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital while the other was in stable condition at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Enlarge video

A Lawrence man was taken to an Overland Park hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 9:35 a.m. when the driver of a 2007 Mercury Milan attempted to cross the highway at Franklin Road. The driver of the Mercury, Keith M. Wood, 62, Lawrence, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with a 2005 Ford Escape, driven east by William R. Goodson Jr., 45, also of Lawrence.

Wood was wearing his seat belt and suffered a possible injury. Goodson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center by ambulance. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The highway was closed briefly Wednesday morning after the wreck.

Comments

Ralph Reed 4 years, 3 months ago

Hope they're OK.

People are maniacs on K10.

jlzack 4 years, 3 months ago

I agree, nothing is more frustrating than people in the left lane, and not passing, some of which do not even drive the speed limit...

Kontum1972 4 years, 3 months ago

SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW ON THAT STRIP OF ROAD...! SOME ONE DID DIE THERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.....!

MAKE THE PENALTY FOR SPEEDING ON DEATH-ROAD K-10, U LOSE YOUR DL FOR ONE YEAR IF U ARE CAUGHT DRIVING WITHIN THAT YEAR U LOSE YOUR DL FOR 2 YEARS AND MAKE IT PROGRESSIVE FOR EACH VIOLATION. IF U ARE CAUGHT THE 3RD TIME U LOSE YOUR DL PERMANENTLY...AND YOUR VEHICLE IS SOLD AT AUCTION.

I HATE DRIVING DOWN K-10

Caesar_Augustus 4 years, 3 months ago

I hate driving on K-10 so much I got a job in Topeka instead and don't have to drive into the sun each way and the turnpike is much nicer.

ok, so actually I got laid off from my old job and found one in Topeka, but the essence of the story is the same.

gatekeeper 4 years, 3 months ago

Moral of the story - wear your seatbelts!!!!! Hopefully, Mr. Goodson will be ok.

KUfanatic21 4 years, 3 months ago

mr. goodson WAS wearing his seat belt. the reporter that reported this is incorrect. mr. goodson has bruises from the seatbelt.

Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 3 months ago

Here's the report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, which states that he was not wearing a seatbelt:

https://www.accesskansas.org/ssrv-khp-crashlogs/display.do?log=2010-011643

KUfanatic21 4 years, 3 months ago

There are pictures proving that Mr. Goodson has bruises from the seatbelt that he WAS wearing. The information on that report is incorrect. Mr. Goodson even remembers being cut out of the Red Ford Escape and the seatbelt being cut off of him.

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 3 months ago

Actually, in the comments section of the info on Mr. Goodson, it says "unknown if subject was wearing seatbelt." (In the KHP report linked above.)

jackpot 4 years, 3 months ago

Here's the report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, which states that he was not wearing a seatbelt: JK it also states unknown if he was wearing seat belt

britt408 4 years, 3 months ago

This has nothing to do with speeding. It's the fact that people try to speed across all 4 lanes of traffic at Franklin Rd. Or when people pull out onto K-10 from one of those side streets and don't speed up quick enough. Had a semi do that to me once at the exit of the business park and had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting him. People just need to make smarter decisions...waiting an extra 20 seconds to make sure traffic is clear before crossing isn't a big deal.

cozy 4 years, 3 months ago

We need to monitor old people with licenses closer. Its not age discrimination, its a safety issue. At 62, you're not in the same condition as you were when you were 35; no matter what you would like to think.

kernal 4 years, 3 months ago

What!? I don't know who the decrepit 62 year olds are that you know, but I know people in their late 70's who are in better physical and cognitive condition than some people in their 40's. Since you've brought up safety issues about some drivers, then we should mention people who are so fat, they can barely turn a steering wheel and I don't know how they can have a fast enough reaction to hit the brakes quickly. Talk about safety issues!

cozy 4 years, 3 months ago

I really dont know why you are getting so upset about it. Its understandable and if I had to go in for an extra eye exam, etc. at the dmv when Im older, then so be it.

I tend to notice a lot of "bigger" people driving small cars. More money put into food? Or the car isnt that small in the first place? I dont know.

cozy 4 years, 3 months ago

Hmm. This story seems to prove the opposite.

kansasmutt 4 years, 3 months ago

Might be a good idea to put a few stop lights on K-10 at Noria Road and at the next 2 streets west towards Lawrence to slow and break up the congestion a bit like ALL other larger cities have done 10 years ago. The people who try to jump on between Noria and Harper are doing a crap shoot and some hit craps and get hit. Didn`t the state do a survey back in 1995 and say a light was needed at West Hills Business park road ? And the city voted it down.

grammaddy 4 years, 3 months ago

Don't you mean East Hills? I know of quite a few wrecks on K-10 between Harper and a few more before you hit DeSoto.A light is definitely needed at that intersection with a slowing of speed on the other side coming into Lawrence.

John Hamm 4 years, 3 months ago

I think it's the other way around. The state controls the speed and accessibility out in that area and wants traffic to move "quickly." Residents (and the City I believe) have been asking that speed limit be reduced and better traffic control installed.......

Clara Westphal 4 years, 3 months ago

IF A DRIVER IS GOING TO THE EAST HILLS BUSINESS PARK, THEY HAVE TO BE IN THE LEFT LANE TO MAKE THE CROSSOVER. IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS INTERSECTION AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS. THAT IS WHY I DRIVE THE 15TH STREET - NORIA ROAD ROUTE.

KUfanatic21 4 years, 3 months ago

The driver of the Red Ford Escape in question was not speeding, he was driving at a rate of 55 miles per hour heading east on K-10. A car driving north on a side road didn't yield to traffic and drove right out in front of the Red Ford Escape. The driver in the Red Ford DID have his seatbelt on and has bruises to prove it. Hopefully both will be okay. The driver in the Red Ford is being taken care of at a hospital.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years ago

I call BS. The root cause is that one driver failed to drive in a safe manner and yield the right of way. And while the completion of the SLT might improve this intersection, there are other measures that could do the same. You could have cited the failure of the city/county/state to take any of those other measures just as easily (and accurately) as putting it all on the (in your opinion) incomplete SLT.

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 3 months ago

Yep...I would be on that bypass quite often if it were completed!

TopJayhawk 4 years, 3 months ago

KUfanatic21 Careful there fella. Sounds like you are close to giving info out that may be hippa protected. Just because you know about something (work related?) You cannot really talk about it. I regularly have info that the public does not due to my work. I don't talk about it.

Henry Salmans 4 years ago

I just happened to be the 3rd car that stopped to provide assistance and direct traffic. An off duty Douglas County Sheriff's Officer was the second car to stop and he directed the actions that day that very well may have saved the life of the primary victim, who was in fact wearing his seat belt. The reports have been corrected subsequently. I was following up on a note I penned to the Sheriff's Office today and checking reports.

The article reports that "Goodson, who was not [was] wearing a seat belt, was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center by ambulance [by helo life flight which landed onthe K-10]." The helo life flight, that can be seen in the video clip on this page, actually took him to the hospital.

With Utmost Respect ~ Semper Fi, Hank

Henry Salmans 3 years, 12 months ago

Errata: Although the life flight landed, I'm told subsequently that Mr. Goodson was indeed taken by ambulance. s/f Hank

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