A man was ticketed Sunday afternoon for running a red light and causing a three-car accident at the intersection of 25th and Iowa streets that sent two people to area hospitals, police said.
Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said Logan Ketcherside received the ticket after two witnesses said he ran a red light in his tan Chevrolet Silverado truck about 3:05 p.m. while headed north on Iowa Street. The Silverado struck a black Chrysler vehicle that was headed west on 25th Street waiting to turn south.
The impact caused the Chrysler to strike a blue Oldsmobile headed east on 25th Street.
The male driver of the Chrysler vehicle was flown via helicopter ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., with injuries not considered life-threatening. The injured man’s wife, a passenger in the Chrysler, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Oldsmobile was not injured, and none of the multiple occupants of the Silverado was taken to the hospital.
Rebecca Day, a 32-year-old Ottawa woman, told the Journal-World that she and her husband, Carson Evans Day, 34, were the two people in the Chrysler. She received a large facial bruise, while her husband, a radio producer for 105.9 KISS FM, suffered more serious injuries.
He has five broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, a small puncture in one of his lungs and some bruising on his head, Day said. He may stay in the hospital for another couple of days, she said, but his injuries will not require surgery.
“It was terrifying, and I feel grateful that we got out of it alive,” she said.