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Archive for Sunday, September 23, 2012

40 years ago: City reports on most dangerous intersections

September 23, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 23, 1972:

  • The intersection of 23rd Street and Iowa, pictured on the front page of the Journal-World, was reported to have one of the highest accident rates in the city. During the first eight months of 1973, there had been 18 accidents there, seven in which persons had been injured. On the other end of Iowa, the intersection with Ninth Street held the dubious honor of being the number one scene of Lawrence collisions, with 28 having taken place there so far this year. Other troublesome crossroads listed were 23rd and Ousdahl, 19th and Iowa, 15th and Iowa, 14th and Massachusetts, Sixth and Mass, 23rd and Haskell, and 19th and Tennessee.
  • A worker at the Seven-11 store, 1741 Massachusetts, was released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital today after having been treated for facial cuts sustained during a robbery of the store. Keith Rupert, 22, had been cut when he was struck with a broken soft-drink bottle during the course of the robbery, police said. The unknown assailant had escaped with an as-yet undetermined amount from the cash register.

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