A 15-year-old Baldwin City boy was in good condition Monday at a Kansas City hospital after a one-vehicle crash Friday evening.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said that at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Elliot Beeman was driving a vehicle north on East 1400 Road when it veered into the east ditch and struck a tree.
Beeman was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., via a helicopter ambulance, and his passenger, Joszoyn Peery, 17, also of Baldwin City, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and later released, an LMH spokeswoman said.
Inattentive driving and failing to comply with license restrictions were listed as contributing factors to the crash. The crash occurred about two miles west of Baldwin City near the intersection with U.S. Highway 56.
Two Topeka men were also injured in a separate weekend accident on Saturday in extreme northwestern Douglas County.
Lewis said the men Dayton Unrein, 28, and Matthew Thomas, 38, were riding all-terrain vehicles and ran into each other about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North 2190 Road. Windy and dusty conditions contributed to the crash, Lewis said. Both men went by private vehicle to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, he said.