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Archive for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lenexa woman taken to hospital after accident on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora

October 4, 2011, 11:50 a.m. Updated October 4, 2011, 6:58 p.m.

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A Lenexa woman was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center Tuesday morning after a one-vehicle crash on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The accident report said Melanie Farmer, 34, at 10:30 a.m. was driving a 2008 Mazda car in the westbound lanes when the car left the road onto the north shoulder. She over-corrected, and the car moved back onto both westbound lanes before it left the road to the north again, entered the north ditch and came to rest on concrete culvert.

Troopers, Eudora police and Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical workers responded to the accident scene, and witnesses reported westbound traffic in the area was reduced to one lane just after the crash.

Farmer was wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. A nursing supervisor at Overland Park Regional said Farmer had been treated and released from the hospital.

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Joe Hyde 2 years, 6 months ago

A fairly strong breeze was blowing yesterday, blowing from the south if I recall correctly. K-10 has a number of spots where adjacent terrain features funnel wind laterally across the roadway, and if your attention is momentarily distracted when that gust hits your vehicle...(fill in the blanks).

For folks who use K-10 frequently and love driving fast, please keep in mind that the deer rutting season is almost here. Very soon now, and at any hour of the day or night, whitetail deer will be crossing the highway, or standing in the roadway or along the road shoulder, all of these deer oblivious to approaching vehicles.

If your schedule allows leaving a few minutes earlier for your destination so that you can drive at a slower speed, any car/deer impact will be less violent and you'll stand a better chance of surviving the collision.

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Carol Bowen 2 years, 6 months ago

The driver was traveling west and went off the road to the north. Isn't that the right (slow) lane?

"over-corrected". That's the clue. She was driving too fast.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 6 months ago

For some reason, it seems that many people are having difficulty keeping their cars on the road these days.

Maybe it's because of the upcoming zombie invasion.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Yah, I'm pretty much a speed limit guy most of the time, but I don't get this going slow in the left lane. That's not helping.
Glad to read that the driver was treated & released.

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blue73harley 2 years, 6 months ago

What ever happened to the "stepped up" patrols on 10 highway? I use it daily and people go slow in the left lane all the time.

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kwilkins74 2 years, 6 months ago

What ever happened to the "stepped up" patrols on 10 highway? I use it daily and people fly by doing 80 almost every time.

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OonlyBonly 2 years, 6 months ago

Magic words again: "She over-corrected, "

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 6 months ago

Maybe we should require cell phone usage and change the passing lane from the left to the right. Every person I see using a cell phone is going 30 miles per hour below the speed limit in the left hand lane.

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Steve Bunch 2 years, 6 months ago

Seat belt fastened, cell phone firmly in hand.

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Curtis Lange 2 years, 6 months ago

Never did see anything about the 5-6 car crash between DeSoto and Eudora over the weekend.

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