Four teenagers were taken to area hospitals after a single-car accident Thursday night. Douglas County Sherrif’s Office Sgt. Steve Lewis said the accident occurred about 7 p.m. near the 1500 block of North 1000 Road, also called County Road 458, east of Wells Park. Kathryn Norris, 16, was driving a 2000 Toyota Sienna with six other teenagers in the car when it overturned into the south ditch of the road.
Kayla Goldman, 15, and Cloe Hayes, 16, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance. Luke Oberrieder, 16, was taken to Overland Park Regional. Emily Robertson, 16, was later taken by her parents to LMH.
The driver has not been cited but officers believed contributing factors to the accident included distractions in the car, Lewis said.