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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

muddfoot55 1 year, 6 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.

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classclown 1 year, 6 months ago

There is no bar at 15th and Haskell.

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classclown 1 year, 6 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.

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purplesage 1 year, 6 months ago

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

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ImRonBurgandy 1 year, 6 months ago

They probably just left the Crosstown Gun and Knife Club at 15th and Haskell.

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SageonPage 1 year, 6 months ago

Did anyone thank the Tree that 'stopped' the careening gray mini van being driven by the drunk driver?

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kernal 1 year, 6 months ago

That was no friend, that was an acquaintence.

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50YearResident 1 year, 6 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.

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grammaddy 1 year, 6 months ago

What kind of "friend"does that?

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gccs14r 1 year, 6 months ago

Fleeing is bad enough, but to leave someone behind?

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