Archive for Monday, December 12, 2011

1 dead, 1 injured in Leavenworth County car accident

December 12, 2011


A two-vehicle accident on Leavenworth County Road 1 left one woman dead and another taken to an area hospital by air ambulance Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. near County Road 1 and Hemphill Road just north of the Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange on Interstate 70.

Law enforcement officials were continuing to work to confirm the individual’s identity.

According to the Leavenworth County sheriff’s office, the woman was heading north on County Road 1 in a Volkswagen Beetle when she went to turn around at Hemphill Road and head back south on CR 1. A man driving a Dodge truck was headed south on the county road when his vehicle struck the passenger side of the Beetle. The vehicles came to rest southwest of the intersection.

The man was taken by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital. The sheriff’s office did not have further information about the man.

Kansas Highway Patrol, Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services, as well as Reno Township Fire Department and Tonganoxie Township and city fire departments also responded.


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 4 months ago

It's so terrible when things like this happen, it happens far too often.

What I think is the most tragic thing of all is that a disaster like this is forgotten so quickly by everyone except for the family and friends of the persons injured or killed.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 4 months ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. I hope that in the days a head you can find some peace through this whole ordeal and I pray the driver of the truck is able to make a full recovery.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 4 months ago

I drove by there shortly after it happened. Both vehicles were badly damaged, and overturned in the ditch. That anyone survived is a miracle.

Clickker 6 years, 4 months ago

probably a hill there where the southbound truck just couldnt see the vehicle making a U-turn

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 4 months ago

On average, there are over 9 car accidents in Lawrence every single day. This accident occurred outside of the city limits, so it will not be included in that statistic. The only way there could be coverage of all of them would be to have a separate section in the newspaper.

Clipped from:

"557 Accidents were reported to the Lawrence Kansas Police Department during the last two months."

If you saw an accident and are interested in what happened, you can sign up for an account, and then the city police reports are available here:

Which is a link form here:

You are limited to looking at 10 accident reports per day.

I saw an accident a couple years ago that missed being a disastrous one by a fraction of a second. The cars did collide, and pieces went flying. But, there was never a police report filed for that accident. So, that statistic of over 9 accidents a day within the Lawrence city limits does not include all accidents that actually occur, due to the fact that some are never reported to the police for various reasons.

George Diepenbrock 6 years, 4 months ago

Pywacket, The sheriff's office says this morning that no one was injured in that accident.

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