A 57-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman was injured in a crash between two motorcycles Friday evening on U.S. Highway 40 near the intersection with the South Lawrence Trafficway west of Lawrence. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said Vicky Petty fell down with her motorcycle as Matthew Nutt, 48, also of Kansas City, Kan., had turned in front of her at 5:35 p.m. Friday in the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 40. They were traveling in a group of seven motorcyclists, Lewis said.
Officers listed contributing factors to the crash as a glare from the sun that affected Nutt’s vision, driver inattentiveness and making an improper turn.