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Archive for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Olathe man, 24, in serious condition following single-vehicle accident

February 22, 2011

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A 24-year-old Olathe man was listed in serious condition Monday afternoon after he was injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in southeastern Douglas County, according to a spokesman for Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the injured man as Blaine Angell, and Wellsville police officers have said they were pursuing Angell’s vehicle before it rolled over at 1:30 a.m. in the 200 section of East 2300 Road, where the road turns from pavement to gravel.

Wellsville officers had initially tried to stop Angell in a 2007 Mini Cooper before he crashed while headed north in southeastern Douglas County. Angell, who was ejected from the car during the crash, was flown to KU Hospital by helicopter ambulance, and sheriff’s officers said they suspect alcohol contributed to the wreck.

Comments

grammaddy 3 years, 10 months ago

Oooh crashed a mini-Cooper.That can't end well.

imastinker 3 years, 10 months ago

He wasn't buckled in either - probably better off on his own than in that little econobox!!

I am just shocked at the number of people trying to run from the cops here lately.....

slowplay 3 years, 10 months ago

When the drivers been drinking I don't think they are considering the penalty for their actions. You could hand out the death penalty and it still wouldn't be a deterrent. That said, harsher penalties would keep them off the road and perhaps give them pause to think about it before they do it again, but I doubt it. I still don't understand why your license is not taken away for life when this occurs.

topflight 3 years, 10 months ago

The BIG B, you would be truly amazed at how many of these guys get probation from fleeing and eluding. Good ol Liberal Douglas County.

TheStonesSuck 3 years, 10 months ago

Slow clap for attempting to flee in a mini cooper. Apparently, this guy was no Jason Bourne.

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