A Lawrence man injured in an accident Wednesday on Kansas Highway 10 remained in an Overland Park hospital Thursday, and he said he likely won’t be able to be released for two to three days.
“It’s been pretty ugly and brutal,” said William R. Goodson Jr., 45, in a phone call from Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Goodson was injured at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday when another driver failed to yield and tried to cross the highway from the south, pulling in front of Goodson’s eastbound Ford Escape.
Goodson said he had bruising to his chest plus injuries to his neck and knee. Doctors were still determining whether he needed surgery.
Also on Thursday, the trooper who investigated the accident said Goodson was wearing his seat belt and that the KHP’s initial report was incorrect.
“He did wear a seat belt,” Trooper Casey Simoneau said.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, 62-year-old Keith Wood of Lawrence, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.