A motorcyclist and his passenger were transported to Stormont Vail hospital after leaving the roadway on U.S. Highway 24 just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. One of the occupants was transported via air ambulance, though information on whether it was the driver or passenger was not available.
Robert D. Rhoads Jr., Topeka, and his passenger, Kristina H. Rhoads, Perry, were traveling westbound on the highway six miles northwest of Lawrence around a curve at Phillips Road when their 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the shoulder and entered a culvert, where it came to rest. The accident took place in Jefferson County. According to the KHP report, neither was wearing a helmet.
A condition update was unavailable late Sunday night.