Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2011

Woman transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries from fall

August 25, 2011, 1:49 a.m. Updated August 25, 2011, 5:49 p.m.


A 19-year-old female Kansas University student was taken to a Kansas City area hospital by helicopter ambulance early Thursday morning after suffering serious injuries in an apparent fall just east of the KU campus, according to emergency and KU officials.

Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical division chief Joe Hoelscher said once medics arrived on scene about 12:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street, they determined the victim possibly had multiple broken bones. Hoelscher said additional information about how the fall occurred or what led to the incident was not available, and Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers were investigating it as a medical emergency. He said Thursday there were no apparent witnesses.

Early Thursday morning, Lawrence police Sgt. Craig Shanks said the woman had not been cooperative with officers and medical staff as they responded to the incident.

The woman was transported to the parking lot of Lawrence High School, where a LifeStar helicopter took her to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman, confirmed the woman was a student, but police did not release her name.

Reporter Joe Preiner contributed to this story.


kernal 6 years, 8 months ago

KRichards, I think that comment was made due to "...the woman had not been cooperative with officers and medical staff as they responded to the incident." Something was a factor to her refusal to cooperate with those trying to help her and that same something may have been the factor causing her fall.

Clovis Sangrail 6 years, 8 months ago

Looks like the annual KU Roof Diving Competition is off to an early start this year.

Angel Gillaspie 6 years, 8 months ago

at least she didn't try to swim across the river

Randall Barnes 6 years, 8 months ago

At 2:30 a.m. Lawrence Police were again called to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on reports of a subject breaking out a window and possibly attempting to make entry into a residence. The description of the suspect was vague, at best. It was unclear if any arrests were made.

Just about 3:30 a.m. Police were in the area of the criminal damage call, involving the broken windows in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street, when they made contact with a subject who was in possession of drug paraphernalia. It sounded as though that person was taken into custody

ajmag 6 years, 8 months ago

I am pretty sure you plagiarized this.

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