Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1 taken to LMH after injury accident on Ninth Street

June 26, 2012, 5:36 p.m. Updated June 26, 2012, 7:42 p.m.


One person was transported to the hospital after an accident about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Ninth Street.

The street was also closed between Missouri and Louisiana streets as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday but open again as of about an hour later.

A 20-year-old Lawrence resident was driving north on Indiana, making a left turn onto Ninth, when she failed to yield and hit a white Scion, Lawrence police Sgt. Randy Roberts said. The northbound driver was in a gray Hyundai; Roberts didn’t know the age of the driver who was hit, but he did say that she was a Lawrence woman.

The driver who was hit was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries. She was still there as of about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

After the Hyundai hit the Scion, the Scion hit a parked car and ended up on the Ninth Street sidewalk.

Police continued to investigate Tuesday evening, and no citations had been issued, Roberts said.


Jstanobservation 5 years, 10 months ago

There was one earlier at 9th and Crestline.

Brandi Simpson-Glover 5 years, 10 months ago

how do you drive east on Indiana? thought it ran north/south

alex_garrison 5 years, 10 months ago

Of course — it should be north. I've corrected it.



Mooney 5 years, 10 months ago

The artical said north on Indiana..... turning left on to 9th. They said it right this time.

woodscolt 5 years, 10 months ago

.....A 20-year-old Lawrence resident was driving east on Indiana. Thats a bit difficult unless your crossing indiana, which is a very short trip but could cause an accident I guess. Nevertheless, I hope this person is OK.

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

Hmmmm, I wonder what the first thing JackMckee noticed about this accident.

Jean Robart 5 years, 10 months ago

Why don't these people look before they leap? Both this "accident" and the one at 6th and Maine were totally preventable. All it takes is paying attention to what's going on around you.

Bob Forer 5 years, 10 months ago

Because nobody is perfect, except for you, of course.

Tammy Copp-Barta 5 years, 10 months ago

We got there right after it happened. The woman who caused the accident was on her cell phone and was in and out of her car I'm sure upset and probably calling for help or her insurance company. The Scion was up next to the liquor store on the sidewalk - didn't see anyone there. Kudos to the person who was hit for making it like that onto the sidewalk and missing the buildings - good thing people weren't walking there! Must have been some amazing steering going on - she could have been hurt MUCH worse!

PossumHoller 5 years, 10 months ago

Lawrenceks66--absolutely! Although my sister is a pretty dang good driver (learning to drive in the sandhills of western ks does pay off!), she & my 5yr old nephew were very lucky that they weren't more seriously injured, not to mention the very fortunate lack of pedestrians at that location.

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