Archive for Friday, July 13, 2012

Rain likely a factor in two accidents on Kansas Turnpike

July 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m. Updated July 13, 2012, 11:46 a.m.


Two accidents, possibly related to the rainy weather, occurred Friday morning on the Kansas Turnpike near the Leavenworth-Wyandotte county line.

No serious injuries occurred in either accident.

The first accident occurred about 7:30 a.m., according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority report. Sarah Updike, 30, Kansas City, Kan., spun out of control in her 2005 Lincoln Navigator while driving west on the turnpike, just west of mile marker 222. The vehicle stopped on the Wolf Creek Bridge, blocking some traffic until it was cleared about an hour later, a turnpike dispatch officer said.

Neither Updike nor the vehicle’s two passengers, both children, was seriously injured, the officer said.

The second accident, involving three vehicles, happened shortly afterward. The car failed to stop in time when approaching a line of vehicles stopped because of the first crash.

That vehicle, driven by Larry Braun, 53, of Decatur, Ind., struck a vehicle from behind, causing it to strike another vehicle in front of it. No one was seriously injured in that accident.


consumer1 5 years, 11 months ago

dollars to donuts cell phone/texting was involved.

Stuart Evans 5 years, 11 months ago

This is getting to be a really tired comment. You don't know for sure, and are merely speculating based on your own bias. The first cell phone was commercially available in 1983. By the way you and others jump to the assumption that cell phones are responsible for all accidents, we must conclude that there were no traffic accidents prior to 1983. However, that just doesn't add up to the facts. Sometimes accidents happen, and sometimes there are other factors that contribute to accidents. When you spout off "dollars to donuts cell phone/texting was involved" what you're really saying is "I desperately need my opinion to be displayed before the community, even though I don't know all of the facts."

Jake Esau 5 years, 11 months ago

They hadn't seen rain in so long they forgot what it looked like

grimpeur 5 years, 11 months ago

Navigator. Nuff said. Funny how these types are the first vehicles off the road in even the slightest bad weather.

Graduated licensing now!

Stuart Evans 5 years, 11 months ago

what story did you read where the children were seriously injured?

classclown 5 years, 11 months ago

What is this thing called rain that you speak of?

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