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Woman taken to hospital after motorcycle accident near Sixth and Mississippi streets

October 13, 2011

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Woman taken to hospital after motorcycle accident

A Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance Thursday, Oct. 13 after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Sixth and Mississippi Streets. Her injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. Enlarge video

A Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance Thursday evening after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Sixth and Mississippi Streets.

Lisa Johnston was driving a motorcycle west on Sixth Street shortly after 5:30 p.m., when a car coming from the other direction attempted to turn left onto Mississippi Street, cutting Johnston off.

Johnston hit the car, which was driven by a 17-year-old Eudora girl, said Lawrence Police Department Sgt. Troy Squire.

Squire said the investigation was ongoing and a citation for the driver of the car was pending.

As of 8:20 p.m, Johnston was still being evaluated in the emergency room at LMH, said a nursing supervisor. Squire said her injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

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Comments

John Hamm 3 years, 7 months ago

Automobile drivers don't look, don't think, don't care! "Honest officer. I didn't see her. Besides she was going too fast."

jackdaniels 3 years, 7 months ago

I've been riding bikes for over thirty years and all but one accident and close call I've ever had involved a brain-dead adolescent.

parrothead8 3 years, 7 months ago

The common denominator in your equation is you. Ride carefully.

anonymous12345 3 years, 7 months ago

says the guy with cheap booze for a name/handle. I would guess negligence and alcohol contribute to more bike accidents. Mostly by the person riding the bike.

oopssillyme 3 years, 7 months ago

Age has nothing to do with it. Whether you're 17, 27, 37, 97 or anywhere in between, chances are we have all made stupid mistakes while driving. Glad everyone appears to be okay in this situation and a stupid mistake didn't turn in to something much worse.

John Hamm 3 years, 7 months ago

Same comment back to "thebcman" and "Oopssillyme." "accident, silly mistake?" I'll wager she wouldn't have turned left in front of a semi-truck. Comeback?

CreatureComforts 3 years, 7 months ago

A semi truck produces a visual many, many times larger than a motorcycle. So yeah, odds are most people would miss a motorcycle before they missed a semi truck.

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