Archive for Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2 men taken to hospital after 2-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59

January 26, 2011


Two Lawrence men were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident two miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 30-year-old Dennis Supancic Jr. at 3 p.m. was attempting in his southbound Chevrolet Cobalt to turn left onto North 1000 Road when he was rear-ended by a 2000 Nissan Maxima driven by 73-year-old Robert Hershiser.

Both men, who wore their seat belts, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. According to a nursing supervisor, Supancic was treated and released Tuesday afternoon and Hershiser was expected to be released after receiving treatment as well.


Ron Holzwarth 7 years, 4 months ago

I'm glad they both had their seat belts on, or this story might have been very different!

Bent up cars are very easy to fix or replace.

Broken bones & etc, NOT!

Radar Callaway 7 years, 4 months ago

A left tun only lane would make this intersection considerably safer (when traveling south). As it is now, no one can legally pass to the right, because the right lane is a right turn only lane. Traffic traveling south comes over a hill and around a curve just before the intersection. In the mean time, slow down, have a little patience, and pay attention please! When the new 59 highway is finished, hopefully, it will make traveling between Lawrence and Ottawa a lot safer. I hope I am still alive and still employed when it is finished.

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