Archive for Monday, April 18, 2011

Baldwin City man hospitalized after accident on U.S. Highway 56

April 18, 2011


A 70-year-old Baldwin City man is hospitalized in Topeka after a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 56 about 10 miles west of Baldwin City.

A Kansas Highway Patrol report said Vernon L. Christian fell asleep at 2:25 p.m. while driving his 2001 Chevrolet truck east on U.S. 56. The truck, which was pulling a trailer, drifted into the south ditch, where Christian lost control and rolled onto its driver’s side.

Christian was taken to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, where a hospital spokeswoman said Monday his family had not authorized her to release an update on his condition. The KHP report said Christian was not wearing his seat belt.


Sean Fyodorovich 7 years, 1 month ago

When are they going to put a cable down the center of US 56??? How many more people have to be hurt before that's done??

theoljhawk 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow! I'm glad you think that is funny!

Teresa Endecott 7 years, 1 month ago

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nlf78 7 years, 1 month ago

US 56 highway is a 2 lane highway, not a 4 lane. There is no way to put a cable in the middle of a 2 lane highway. I do believe that Kansas needs to start putting cables in the middle of all 4 lane highways, K10 needs to be one of the first to happen.

I hope that he will be alright.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Buck ain't worth a nickle with his few dozen comments, so far. Vernon is a friend and I hope he's OK.

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