A 46-year-old Baldwin City woman, Martha Reid, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening at Baldwin Junction, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman.
Lewis said Megan Fields, 25, of Topeka, ran a stop sign while headed west on U.S. Highway 56 and struck the turning vehicle driven by Phillip J. Reid, 33, of Baldwin City. Reid’s 2008 Kia was headed south on U.S. Highway 59 and turning left onto U.S. 56. Officers cited Fields for failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to provide proof of insurance. Lewis said officers noted cellphone use and inattentive driving as contributing factors because she was using her phone while lost in the area.
No one else was injured in the accident.