Archive for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Topeka woman transported to KU Hospital after Kansas Turnpike accident

An air ambulance on the scene of a single-vehicle accident at eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

September 13, 2011, 6:11 p.m. Updated September 13, 2011, 9:46 p.m.

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A Life Star helicopter landed at the West Lawrence terminal as emergency crews transfer a driver injured in an accident eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

A Life Star helicopter landed at the West Lawrence terminal as emergency crews transfer a driver injured in an accident eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

A 49-year-old Topeka woman was transported to Kansas University Hospital by helicopter after an accident on the Kansas Turnpike on Tuesday evening.

Rosemary Hanna was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt when, according to the accident report, an unknown recreational vehicle swerved into her lane, causing her to lose control of her car. It flipped several times near the eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

There is no information about the degree of injuries at this time, but Hanna was conscious and talking during the flight to the hospital, said a representative of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Check LJWorld.com for more information as it becomes available.

Comments

Bob Forer 3 years, 7 months ago

Is it just my misperceptions, or have there been more than the usual amount of automobile accidents lately?

CreatureComforts 3 years, 7 months ago

Not sure if it's actual or just reported on more because they know it gets readers (and comments) abound.

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 7 months ago

There may have been more injury accidents, but the fact is that only a very small percentage of accidents are reported in the news. 538 accidents were reported to the police department of Lawrence within the last two months. That is almost 9 accidents a day, only within the city of Lawrence.

There certainly was not anywhere near 9 accidents a day in the news. And, the accident covered in the above article would not even be included in that number, because it happened outside of the city limits.

The unfortunate fact is that car accidents are so common that very few of them are newsworthy. Only the ones with significant injuries are covered in the media.


"538 Accidents were reported in Lawrence, Kansas, during the last two months." clipped from:
http://police.lawrenceks.org/content/2-months-LKPD-accidents?sort=asc&order=Case+Number

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 7 months ago

But within the last few weeks I'm sure that there have been a lot more accidents, because the students are back. It's accident season in Lawrence.

CreatureComforts 3 years, 7 months ago

I dare you to provide proof that the accidents over the last several weeks are higher and that they are higher as a result of students. This was a 49 year old Topeka woman...that rollover on K-10 was a 16 year old Lawrence girl, aka year-round resident. The motorcycle crash was a student, I'll give you that.

Christine Anderson 3 years, 7 months ago

No, you're correct. I hope whomever was hurt was wearing their sear belt, and will survive.

jackpot 3 years, 7 months ago

West Lawrence is 202, 200 is west 2 miles.

jackpot 3 years, 7 months ago

Watched Helo land. When it went up by exit 202 West Lawrence look like it went South, then West, then North and East to the airport? Maybe that's a good sign that the injuries are not as bad. Crossed fingers.

KEITHMILES05 3 years, 7 months ago

The location is in western Douglas County prior to Lecompton from what I can tell by Google.

FlintHawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Why is there more info about this accident on @LJWorld than on ljworld.com? Just curious.

pace 3 years, 7 months ago

I saw a flip over accident in Topeka, kept checking the Topeka paper for information and slowly realized they didn't cover must of them. I think it is newsworthy.

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 7 months ago

If all car accidents were newsworthy, the only thing to do would be to have a whole new section of the newspaper that would be called:

'Accidents That Happened Yesterday'.

GardenMomma 3 years, 7 months ago

Glad the woman was conscious and talking and I hope she will be okay.

There seem to be quite a few roll-over accidents being reported lately. I wonder why so many accidents are ending as roll-overs? Is it excessive speed? Make & model of the car? Just curious.

And again, I do hope this person is going to be all right. Sounds like someone cut into her lane. Did that driver ever get found?

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