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Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Two injured in accident on K-10 near eastern edge of Lawrence

December 26, 2012, 11:12 a.m. Updated December 26, 2012, 11:58 a.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical personnel attend to a victim involved in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 11 a.m. Wednesday at K-10 and the East Hills Business Park. Two people were taken to area hospitals with injuries after the accident.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical personnel attend to a victim involved in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 11 a.m. Wednesday at K-10 and the East Hills Business Park. Two people were taken to area hospitals with injuries after the accident.

Lawrence firefighters hose down a small truck that was involved in a two- vehicle accident at K-10 and the East Hills Business Park on Wednesday.

Lawrence firefighters hose down a small truck that was involved in a two- vehicle accident at K-10 and the East Hills Business Park on Wednesday.

Two people were taken to area hospitals with injuries after an accident on Kansas Highway 10 near Lawrence’s eastern boundary Wednesday morning.

Neither person’s injuries were life-threatening. They were taken to area hospitals by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical ambulances.

The accident, which occurred at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, also resulted in a fire in one of the vehicles involved, a pickup truck. No one was inside the truck at the time of the fire. Crews had the fire under control by about 11:15 a.m.

Comments

Clara Westphal 1 year, 11 months ago

The entrance to the East Hills Business Park on K-10 has been the scene of many accidents. Traffic turning into East HIlls has to cross in front of on-coming traffic going west. Pleas have been made to make some kind of change to make it safer but nothing has ever been done.

John Hamm 1 year, 11 months ago

The City tried to get it reduced years ago but..........KDOT says the speed is fine and visibility is okay.

engagedecoy 1 year, 11 months ago

Speed would be okay, except everyone is still going 75-80mph when they are passing in front of this area. Nobody pays attention to the drop in speed.

LogicMan 1 year, 11 months ago

Why do you assume illegal speed was involved? There's no description in the story yet. It could have simply been one turned or crossed in front of the other, thus not yielding the right of way.

Crazy_Larry 1 year, 11 months ago

We need more regulation of cars and access to them...how much longer will we permit this senseless slaughter of innocents? Probably a cell phone using drunk driver involved in this instance...there ought to be a law! /s

dinoman 1 year, 11 months ago

hey for all of you out there more laws is not and will not ever be the answer..... slaughter of innocents .. ah nobody was killed and drunk driver duh it was 11 am what are you drinking.... simply put accidents will happen.... and if you take the time and figure out just how many drivers turn on and off at that corner each day times the number of days divided by number of accidents at that corner.... well i dare say it may be safer than some of the corners on Mass street... soo should we make new laws involving Mass street.. or just enforce the ones that are on the books...seems more of the later would be a first step... then and only then mabe just mabe discuss stoplights and such ... not the otherway around.. sooo again lets just get real about this...thanks.

MISTERTibbs 1 year, 11 months ago

Swing and a miss on the sarcasm delivered by Crazy_Larry.

Crazy_Larry 1 year, 11 months ago

I guess he didn't notice the /s signifying 'end of sarcasm' ... WAKE UP, DINO!

jack22 1 year, 11 months ago

I always slow down and use extreme cautiion when I'm driving past the entrance/exit to the East Hills Business park. I've narrowly escaped many accidents there where the other driver didn't use the exit ramp and instead cut across the two lanes of traffic into my lane. Keep in mind most of these people leaving this site get into their cars after work eager to get home and are more focused on speeding home than getting there safely. The first thing they do when they get in their car is get on their cell phones and drive off in a rush. They get on the highway distracted by their electronic devices and are ofter oblivious to the other cars already on the highway they need to yield to. Because many of the businesses in this area don't allow the workers to use their phones at work a very high percentage of drivers leave there with one hand on the wheel and one hand on their phones. Be careful, using a cell phone and merging onto a highway is a dangerous combination.

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