Archive for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

15-year-old Eudora girl taken to LMH after one-vehicle rollover accident in the 1400 block of East 2300 Road

January 5, 2011


A 15-year-old Eudora girl was taken to the hospital Monday night after a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Eudora. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said Britani Schrum was the passenger in a 1989 Chevrolet Suburban that was southbound at 10 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 2300 Road, which is gravel.

The driver, 17-year-old Michael Baxter of Eudora, told officers he was looking down at the radio and when he looked up the vehicle started to roll, Lewis said. Baxter was not injured. Schrum was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but she was no longer listed as a patient Tuesday, an LMH spokeswoman said. Lewis said both teenagers wore their seat belts.


Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 5 months ago

"looking down at the radio"

Things can happen very quickly when you're driving.

I'm glad neither one of them was seriously hurt.

stargazer66025 7 years, 5 months ago

I live on this road where the accident happened. We heard the ambulance go by.
My family has lived this road for many years & have to put up with the speeding cars & flatbed farm trucks on a daily basis. If you bother to call the sheriff & report people speeding, give descriptions of the vehicles then someone in the sheriffs dept. goes to the speeders & tell them who has reported them as breaking the law. Then you have to put up with their retribution. Some days it is not even safe to walk to the mailbox when the farm trucks are in heavy use. They see you on the road, speed up & dust you to the point of near suffocation so don't even think of walking out here. Chalk it up to the "good ole boy network". This will continue until we get a sheriff's dept will stop all of the speeding & reckless driving on this road.

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