Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

One person critically injured in accident just west of Lawrence

April 25, 2012


A juvenile driver was critically injured after a one-vehicle accident near the 1100 block of North 1700 Road west of Lawrence.

Emergency personnel responded to the accident at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the driver was transported by air ambulance. Douglas County Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said the driver was traveling northbound in the 1100 block of North 1700 road and for an unknown reason drove over the shoulder, struck a concrete pillar and then some trees.

Further information on the driver is being withheld pending notification of the person’s parents, Hornberger said.

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birdsandflowers 5 years, 7 months ago

Can't get through Martin Park from Peterson Road. Praying for whomever is injured. Not long ago, they put huge rocks in the ditch on the east side of E.1130 road which I assume was to keep the road from eroding further. Wondering if that area was where the accident occurred.

Scribeoflight 5 years, 7 months ago

The car was westbound on Peterson when it veered off the road. The car ended up in a group of of trees, in my front yard, and the impact stopped the car. The driver easy taken out on life watch about 20 minutes ago.

parrothead8 5 years, 7 months ago

Isn't this the same curve where some kid totaled his mom's brand new sports car in the middle of the night a few months ago? Hope this kid winds up being okay.

We drive through there all the time, and people drive way too fast for that curve. The road isn't in the greatest condition either.

Scribeoflight 5 years, 7 months ago

Parrothead, it was further east than where Peterson bends into folks. It was just past the turnoff for Martin Park.

mcleesandrew 5 years, 7 months ago

well i dont know where you guys are talking about but the kid is in ICU thats the last i heard from his mom he is a friend of mine so i hope everything turns out okay

Connie Grimes 5 years, 7 months ago

A parents worst nightmare, my son told me about the accident this evening. Says the boy is a nice kid and a good student and athlete. Hoping he makes it through this okay.

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