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Archive for Friday, June 29, 2012

Traffic backed up on I-70 after accident

June 29, 2012

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Traffic on Interstate 70 is close to a standstill and backed up from about the Lecompton interchange to mile marker 198, or about the Kasold overpass.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers work the scene of a one-vehicle accident near Interstate 70's mile marker 201 just east of the Kasold Street overpass in the eastbound lane. An accident around 3:00 pm, and one person was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers work the scene of a one-vehicle accident near Interstate 70's mile marker 201 just east of the Kasold Street overpass in the eastbound lane. An accident around 3:00 pm, and one person was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin, who is on the scene, said the cause of the jam is a single-car accident near Lecompton that ended in a pickup rolling over.

Emergency dispatchers confirmed that a single patient was transported from the scene to an area hospital by a ground ambulance.

Check back to LJWorld.com for more information as it becomes available.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

It is just sickening to me to read about how a moment's distraction can lead to a terrible accident.

That can be due to various reasons. Only very rarely is a mechanical malfunction the cause of an accident, but it does happen sometimes.

Fortunately, the injuries do not sound terribly serious this time. It's possible that this is a wake up call for the driver, and that driver will never make that mistake again. At least, I hope not.

nut_case 2 years, 8 months ago

Guess we must get different versions of the paper. All I see as of 6:55 is : "said the cause of the jam is a single-car accident near Lecompton that ended in a pickup rolling over." ...nothing about distraction in my edition.

You act as though it's unheard of for a tire to blow out on blistering asphalt in the 105 degree heat, medical emergency, something falling into the roadway, or who knows what else to happen. It may very well be distraction, but why be a presumptive arse so early?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

Apparently you need to reread what I wrote. You seem to have missed a great deal of my comment.

buffalo63 2 years, 8 months ago

Maybe he meant a single-truck accident that ended with a vehicle rolling over. ?!

engagedecoy 2 years, 8 months ago

Where is the news about the accident on Clinton Parkway and Kasold that happened yesterday??? My girlfriend withnessed it happen and said it was pretty bad, yet there is nothing about it anywhere.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

"448 Accidents were reported to the Lawrence Kansas Police Department during the last two months."

There is not enough room in the paper to report every accident.

Source: http://police.lawrenceks.org/content/accidents-mapped

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