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One person transported via LifeStar helicopter after rollover accident between Lecompton, Lawrence

Emergency crews load an accident victim onto a LifeStar helicopter to be transported to an area hospital. The man was the driver of a jeep that rolled over on the Farmers' Turnpike between Lawrence and Lecompton.

Emergency crews load an accident victim onto a LifeStar helicopter to be transported to an area hospital. The man was the driver of a jeep that rolled over on the Farmers' Turnpike between Lawrence and Lecompton.

September 28, 2010, 6:13 p.m. Updated September 28, 2010, 9:23 p.m.

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LifeStar helicopter called to accident on Farmer's Turnpike

A man was ejected from his car in a rollover accident near Lecompton Tuesday afternoon. Enlarge video

Man injured in accident near Farmer's Turnpike

The man was thrown out of his vehicle, which was in a rollover accident. Enlarge video

A Jeep came to rest against some trees after a single-vehicle rollover accident between Lawrence and Lecompton. The accident was reported near E 758 Road and N 1800 Road about 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 2010.

A Jeep came to rest against some trees after a single-vehicle rollover accident between Lawrence and Lecompton. The accident was reported near E 758 Road and N 1800 Road about 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 2010.

The driver of this Jeep was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital after a single-vehicle accident on the Farmers' Turnpike between Lawrence and Lecompton.

The driver of this Jeep was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital after a single-vehicle accident on the Farmers' Turnpike between Lawrence and Lecompton.

Emergency crews carry the driver involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident to a waiting LifeStar helicopter on Sept. 28, 2010. The man was flown to an area trauma center for treatment.

Emergency crews carry the driver involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident to a waiting LifeStar helicopter on Sept. 28, 2010. The man was flown to an area trauma center for treatment.

A Life Star helicopter takes off from the scene of a single-vehicle rollover accident along the Farmers' Turnpike between Lecompton and Lawrence. Meanwhile, a firefighter attends to the accident scene.

A Life Star helicopter takes off from the scene of a single-vehicle rollover accident along the Farmers' Turnpike between Lecompton and Lawrence. Meanwhile, a firefighter attends to the accident scene.

A newspaper carrier for the Lawrence Journal-World was injured and flown via LifeStar helicopter to a Kansas City-area hospital Tuesday evening after he was ejected from his car in a rollover accident, witnesses said. The accident happened between Lawrence and Lecompton in the 700 section of North 1800 Road, also known as the Farmers’ Turnpike.

Units from Lecompton Township Fire Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical were dispatched to the area about 6 p.m. The man’s Jeep was lying on its side and plastic newspaper bags were strewn in nearby trees.

“We heard tires screech, but didn’t think anything of it since we live so close to the road,” said Penny McCurdy, who lives nearby. McCurdy walked outside once she heard sirens and said the man was lying in the grass. She said emergency crews “spent a few minutes working on him” before they loaded the man into the helicopter.

A Douglas County Sherirf’s officer reportedly told a bystander that the man was “banged up, but should be OK.”

The man’s name was not officially released Tuesday night.

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birdsandflowers 3 years, 10 months ago

Lifestar just left the scene about 10 minutes ago headed east toward Kansas City. My prayers are with whomever was hurt in this accident.

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Jeteras 3 years, 10 months ago

Just about the most dangerous vehicle you can rollover in. Especially not wearing a seatbelt. Hope he is ok

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Take_a_letter_Maria 3 years, 10 months ago

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