Archive for Monday, October 17, 2011

Motorist transported by helicopter after injury accident on I-70 near Lecompton interchange

An injury accident occurred on I-70 westbound, just before the Lecompton interchange at about 1 a.m. Monday. At least one person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by helicopter from the scene.

An injury accident occurred on I-70 westbound, just before the Lecompton interchange at about 1 a.m. Monday. At least one person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by helicopter from the scene.

October 17, 2011, 2:52 a.m. Updated October 17, 2011, 11:06 p.m.


A 23-year-old Maryland man was injured in a rollover accident early Monday on Interstate 70 near the Lecompton interchange northwest of Lawrence and flown to a Kansas City-area hospital, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

According to an accident report, Peter Raymond Robie, of Cambridge, Md., at 12:30 a.m. was re-entering the westbound lanes of the turnpike from the entrance ramp in a 2008 Ford pickup truck. As he steered back into the right lane, the truck drifted off the road and struck a delineator post.

Robie overcorrected his steering of the vehicle, and the truck rolled onto its top and slipped backward into a guardrail and later into the right shoulder on its top, according to authorities.

According to the report, Robie was not wearing a seat belt, and he was ejected from the vehicle. He landed in the right lane. Master Trooper Jeff Heryford said Monday night that investigators believed Robie fell asleep at the wheel.

He was flown via a helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Heryford said that Robie remained in surgical intensive care with several head injuries.


one2no 6 years, 6 months ago

Hey Ljworld are you all just plain stupid?? They don't transfer people to the LMH band aid station via helicopter. The person injured was transferred to KU Med.

horseshoehalo1 6 years, 6 months ago

please don't underestimate LMH. Maybe you haven't had to be a patient there before , but for others they have saved lives. Just because they aren't a trauma center doesn't mean they are some rinky dink "band aid station."

Scott Morgan 6 years, 6 months ago

Actually for a city the size of Larryville LMH is very impressive. ER docs don't come cheap, and it costs the same if they sit. There isn’t such a thing as an ER utility player MD.

If a person is injured and needs a specialist one has to be rousted unless on duty. Another reason why I respect our docs and RNs.

Just think a doc could be snoring away or playing slap, giggle pinch, with his or her wife or hubby in the wee hours the phone rings and a few minutes later your fighting to save a life. Yuck.

My opinion only here, but I would rather have a practicing surgeon focusing on spinal injuries sawing on my bones than a doc specializing in communicable diseases.

appleaday 6 years, 6 months ago

You're right, wissmo -- in order to have a level 3 trauma center, where patients with head injuries can be treated, (and, by the way, until the patient has been examined and has probably had a head CT, no one can really tell how serious a head injury is) -- there has to be a neurosurgeon available 24/7. That coverage requires at least two and probably three at a minimum. To get a neurosurgeon to practice at a hospital means that, in between head trauma occurrences, there has to be a sufficient number of other neurosurgeries to keep them busy. LMH has very carefully chosen what it wants to do and what it wants to stay out of and has been successful at keeping costs down while maintaining a high quality of care. Not all hospitals can be major medical centers providing all services.

somedude20 6 years, 6 months ago

Did the camera not have a flash as the picture is pretty dark and it is hard to see much of anything?

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 6 months ago

Reading about all these accidents that are causing so much physical and emotional pain for so many is a very sickening experience for me.

It's even more sickening when I realize that I'm reading about only a tiny percentage of the accidents that happen far, far to often.

I certainly hope that the victims, their families, and their friends can deal with it better than I could if I were in their situation.

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