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.


classclown 1 year, 9 months ago

What is this thing called rain that you speak of?


hitme 1 year, 9 months ago

I hope all those people who prayed for rain are happy now, now that innocent children have been seriously injured. You evil rain wishers. I'm moving to Death Valley where it's...ironically, safer.


grimpeur 1 year, 9 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!


Jake Esau 1 year, 9 months ago

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


g_rock 1 year, 9 months ago

I was traveling under 20 MPH and skidded on a turn, while NOT texting or talking on the phone. That is what a little water on long, long, long dry roads will do.


consumer1 1 year, 9 months ago

Which of course they will deny


consumer1 1 year, 9 months ago

dollars to donuts cell phone/texting was involved.


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