Archive for Friday, October 26, 2012

Woman injured in one-vehicle rollover

October 26, 2012


A 31-year-old Topeka woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 this morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported.

Heidi Burton was eastbound when her vehicle crossed the center line and hit a culvert on the north side of the road and overturned. She was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sgt. Steve Lewis said. The accident occurred around 5 a.m.


sierraclub 1 year, 5 months ago

Yep, she was drunk. All you have to do is ask the police.


midwestmom 1 year, 5 months ago

How can you publish the name of an accident victim - which is all that has been actually REPORTED and allow posters to claim she was drunk - ? You don't print the names of people who have been arrested, but this is okay??

I don't know anything about what happened, nor do I know the victim, but I am curious...

My first thought when I read the story was since it is late October she might have swerved to miss a deer...


Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 5 months ago

*Just before 5:40 Douglas County Deputies and Fire Medical crews responded on a single vehicle, rollover accident near mile marker 378 on Highway 40, or approximately one mile west of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Deputies arrived at the scene to report one vehicle was on it's top in the ditch. The driver of the vehicle was said to be out of the vehicle and "staggering around". Medics reported the driver's injuries to be minor.*DRUNK?


Jean Robart 1 year, 5 months ago

Me too. That is a really awful drive, especially when it's dark.


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