Archive for Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bicyclist taken to LMH after accident near Ninth Street and Emery Road

March 1, 2011, 8:51 a.m. Updated March 1, 2011, 9:13 a.m.


A bicyclist was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning after being injured in an accident near Ninth Street and Emery Road, said Douglas County Fire and Medical Division Chief Doug Green.

Green said medics believe the bicyclist lost control on some ice leaving an apartment parking lot.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said the bicyclist was not struck by any passing vehicles. Some motorists did stop to help the injured person, he said.

Traffic on Ninth Street was briefly reduced to one lane as a police officer directed alternating lanes of traffic to pass through. All lanes were open as of 8:45 a.m.

The accident happened in front of University Terrace Apartments just west of Emery Road about 8:15 a.m.


bluerose 7 years, 1 month ago

ergh! i went down on that same ice this morning! trying to step over it but missed. i hope the guy and his bike will be alright. #$%@!evil ice!!!

maxcrabb 7 years, 1 month ago

Kudos to those who stopped and helped.

countrygirl 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm with bluerose on the evil ice. I fell crossing an alley downtown on Saturday and I'm still sore.

repaste 7 years, 1 month ago

That development on southwest corner let their drainage empty into the intersection - it is often icy, and needs a redesign.

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