Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lawrence man still in hospital after Wednesday morning accident on K-10

September 23, 2010


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.


Henry Salmans 7 years, 5 months ago

Mr. Goodson,

Sir, I just happened to be the 3rd car that stopped to provide assistance and direct traffic. The hero of that day was an off duty Douglas County Sheriff's Officer who was in the second car that stopped to provide assistance. That Officer directed the actions of others and was with you up until the on duty emergency Police/Ambulance/Fire & Life Flight arrived. I'm not sure if that Officer wishes to be identified or I'd release his name here.

I came across this LJW post when I reflected on that day and wrote a note to the Sheriff's Office to report, although belatedly, on that Officer's heroic actions. I cc'd the writer of this article, George Diepenbrock, and you'll receive a copy in the mail. I hope this finds you well.

With Utmost Respect ~ Semper Fi, Hank Major & Mustang, USMC (Retired)

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