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One transported to hospital after motorcycle accident on U.S. 59 Friday night

One person was flown to a Kansas City area hospital Friday night after a motorcycle accident left the person in critical condition. Portions of U.S. Highway 59 were closed temporarily.

August 13, 2011

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One person was transported to KU Hospital late Friday night after a single vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59 involving a motorcycle left the person in critical condition.

According to Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Doug Green, emergency crews responded to the scene about 11 p.m. between North 800 and North 700 roads, south of Lawrence.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies at the scene described the person’s injuries as including severe head trauma. Emergency crews closed the highway in both directions temporarily as the person was transferred to a LifeStar helicopter that was dispatched to the scene.

No further information regarding the accident or patient were immediately available.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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