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Lawrence man dies after accident on Saddlehorn Drive

December 31, 2013

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A 48-year-old Lawrence man died Tuesday after Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical personnel removed him from underneath a Ford Excursion that afternoon, a Fire Medical spokesperson said.

Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford (far left) talks with Fire and Medical Personal at 3216 Saddlehorn Drive, around 2:15 pm as fire and medical personal used the Jaws of Life to lift a SUV off the victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford (far left) talks with Fire and Medical Personal at 3216 Saddlehorn Drive, around 2:15 pm as fire and medical personal used the Jaws of Life to lift a SUV off the victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Lawrence police joined fire and medical personnel in response to the call at 1:58 p.m. on the 3200 block of Saddlehorn Drive after a family member reported the accident. 

Capt. Anthony Brixius, a Lawrence Police Department spokesperson, said emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to remove the man from under the vehicle. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital as medical personnel performed life-saving measures. Fire and medical personnel were seen loading the man into an ambulance while performing CPR at 2:10 p.m.

Brixius didn’t describe the accident except to say that it involved a Ford Excursion that had been propped on blocks and boards in a driveway on a hilly street. 

Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokesperson, confirmed the death of the victim. Lawrence police said the man’s name would not be released until Thursday.

-Elliot Hughes contributed to this report.

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