Archive for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

13-year-old passenger injured in SUV crash along North 1500 Road

December 13, 2011, 10:05 a.m. Updated December 13, 2011, 7:23 p.m.


A 13-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a crash Tuesday morning east of Lawrence.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said Kionna Coleman, 16, also of Lawrence, lost control of the sport utility vehicle she was driving west on North 1500 Road, which is an extension of 15th Street, and struck the concrete barrier of a culvert at East 1625 Road. The SUV came to rest on its passenger side in the center of North 1500 Road. The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Another westbound vehicle driven by Joseph Weber, 27, of Lawrence, struck the top of Coleman’s vehicle. Lewis said Weber was unable to see Coleman’s vehicle in the road.

Coleman’s passenger, Zach Sanders, 13, of Lawrence, was the only person injured in the crash. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Lewis said, and LMH officials confirmed he had been released by Tuesday evening.

Coleman was ticketed for speeding, according to the sheriff’s office. Darkness and a wet roadway were listed as contributing factors to the crash, Lewis said.


supersonicf111 6 years, 6 months ago

Wow, that could have easily ended much worse! Good to hear that the injuries are not life threatening.

givingisfun 6 years, 6 months ago

Yes Praise God, their injuries were not life threatening!!!! Wonder why the driver of the car that struck the Coleman's car was not ticketed for speeding? And he said that he could not see her car that was in the middle of the road??

verity 6 years, 6 months ago

I don't see any indication that Weber was speeding.

I wondered too about Weber not seeing the car, then realized at 6 am it was still dark and a wet road makes things even harder to see. The SUVs lights were probably not on at that point or may have been pointed in another direction, so Weber would have suddenly and unexpectedly come upon them.

So glad it turned out as well as it did.

blindrabbit 6 years, 6 months ago

Back to story about 16 year old drivers, just ask the insurance companies. Hope all are well.

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