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Archive for Saturday, September 29, 2012

One person injured in one car accident, driver flees scene

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical attempts to extract an accident victim from after a one vehicle car wreck at the intersection of 15th and Pennsylvania Streets that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical attempts to extract an accident victim from after a one vehicle car wreck at the intersection of 15th and Pennsylvania Streets that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

September 29, 2012, 2:15 a.m. Updated September 29, 2012, 9:01 a.m.

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A 21-year-old woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning at the intersection of 15th and Pennsylvania streets.

At 1:05 a.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to the accident and found a gray Dodge minivan half off the ground after running into a tree.

Lawrence Police Capt. Bill Cory said he thought the vehicle had run the intersection’s stop sign and kept going across the intersection before a collision with a tree in an adjacent lot stopped it.

The driver, a 28-year-old Lawrence women, fled the scene on foot, leaving a passenger in the backseat suffering from nonlife-threatening injuries to her lower body.

Emergency crews spent nearly half an hour extricating the accident victim from the vehicle. The victim was transported by helicopter to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Police later arrested the driver on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an injury accident, driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance.

Check LJWorld.com for more information when it becomes available.

Comments

gccs14r 2 years, 2 months ago

Fleeing is bad enough, but to leave someone behind?

LadyJ 2 years, 2 months ago

One that had probably been drinking.

Jean Robart 2 years, 2 months ago

someone who has a skewed definition of friend, for sure.

50YearResident 2 years, 2 months ago

Car thieves do it all the time too. This person will be caught though. Injured passengers have big mouths and good recall. My first thought is like said above, drunk driver.

kernal 2 years, 2 months ago

That was no friend, that was an acquaintence.

Mary Ellen Hall 2 years, 2 months ago

My dad used to say that all the time when I was a teenager and I didn't understand. Now that I'm WAY beyond teen years I completely understand and say it to my own kids.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 2 months ago

Exactly what I was thinking. The headline should have been, brave tree steps forward, puts its life in danger to stop car. With all the irresponsible cars in town, maybe we should be planting more trees.

jehovah_bob 2 years, 2 months ago

It's open. Same clientele, different name. It's called Playerz now.

purplesage 2 years, 2 months ago

Extract gets the job done but I believe the better word is extricate. It means to free from a confined space.

GardenMomma 2 years, 2 months ago

If you really want to get nit-picky, it should be 'woman' not 'women' since it was one woman that was driving and not two or more women drivers.

classclown 2 years, 2 months ago

Pywacket

I can understand this getting posted with errors, as breaking news is sometimes posted in haste. But it's been a lot of hours with no update/corrections. Copyeditor strike?

September 29, 2012 at 10:15 p.m

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Products of a piss poor journalism school most likely. It happens all the time. Too frequently to be occasional errors and too many of them do it. Shoddy workmanship like that, that's got to be learned.

muddfoot55 2 years, 2 months ago

If anyone cares beyond the drunk, fleeing driver and the bar, by what ever name at 19th and Haskell......the young lady who was the passenger in the van is doing alright at KUMC. She is busted up pretty badly but is expected to recover from her injuries. She just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I believe we have all been guilty of that at least once in our lives.

FlintHawk 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, muddfoot. I've been concerned and hoping that she's okay. Assume you're a relative or friend. If so, must have been a nerve-wracking day for you.

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