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Archive for Friday, September 16, 2011

31-year-old Lawrence man transported by life-flight helicopter after fall

September 16, 2011

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Life-flight on Sixth Street

Emergency crews assist a man with a head injury on Sept. 16, 2011. Enlarge video

Emergency crews blocked of Sixth street between Tennessee and Kentucky Streets on Sept. 16, 2011 to make room for a life-flight helicopter. It was there to transport a man who had fallen and injured his head.

Emergency crews blocked of Sixth street between Tennessee and Kentucky Streets on Sept. 16, 2011 to make room for a life-flight helicopter. It was there to transport a man who had fallen and injured his head.

Emergency crews move a man into a life-flight helicopter on Sixth Street between Kentucky and Tennessee streets on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

Emergency crews move a man into a life-flight helicopter on Sixth Street between Kentucky and Tennessee streets on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

A 31-year-old Lawrence man was transported by helicopter after falling and hitting his head early Friday morning.

A Lawrence police officer on the scene said the man had been walking, and had fallen and hit his head on the pavement. He was thought to be impaired by a substance, and it did not appear he was pushed.

Sixth Street was shut down between Tennessee and Kentucky streets to make a landing area for the helicopter. The helicopter took off with the man at around 2:35 a.m., and was expected to land at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka.

No information on the extent of his injures was immediately available.

Check back to LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

tnkgrlzoe 2 years, 7 months ago

Some people are obviously so desperate for someone to chat with them that they leave rude & insensitive comments. Show a little respect for the friends & family who are suffering right now. His condition at the time of the incident is completely speculation. He happens to be a genuinely good person & a contributing member of society (not that his personal life is your business anyway). But, please be respectful w/ your comments for the sake of his loved ones. My thoughts & prayers are with all of those suffering through this tragedy right now. Much Love!

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Dayna Lee 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you all that have left nice comments.

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DRsmith 2 years, 7 months ago

Upshot is, doesn't sound like he felt anything.

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crackerjack 2 years, 7 months ago

To the family of the young man. Our prayers are with you all. I know a special angel will be keeping watch over him. He has such a wonderful life and family. From all of us at your office we will pray for your brother and family. God be with you all and may he be ok.

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del888 2 years, 7 months ago

The air ambulance is kept in Lawrence at night. U B wrong

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tbinch 2 years, 7 months ago

The air ambulance is at the Lawrence Airport. And it takes 8 minutes to get to KUMED from Lawrence. So it would be much quicker to Topeka.

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50YearResident 2 years, 7 months ago

How much time is saved by sending an accident victim to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka by life flight over conventional travel by Ambulance? I am guessing the ground Ambulance would get there "quicker" or at least in the same amount of time. Now, what is the difference in cost using both for this trip? Now. my last question, who is going to pay the bill if the victim has no insurance?

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50YearResident 2 years, 7 months ago

When you appear to be impired by a substance, walking down 6th Street can be life a threatening venture.

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