Archive for Saturday, January 19, 2013

Man critically injured in early-morning accident in North Lawrence

January 19, 2013


A man was critically injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in North Lawrence, according to Journal-World news partner Operation 100. Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to the crash about 4:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Third Street and reported it appeared the vehicle had left the road and struck a tree nearly head-on. They found the driver, a man, pinned inside the vehicle and removed him.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Municipal Airport, where a LifeStar helicopter transported him to a Kansas City-area hospital. Reports from the scene indicated the passenger did not appear to have life-threatening injuries and was able to walk away from the accident.

Other details of the the accident were not available Saturday morning, as police continued to investigate.


lfsswimmer 5 years, 5 months ago

drove by this on my way to work. it was right there at the intersection for the toll both for the turnpike. the car looked pretty bad but after reading this my guess is most of the servere damages was caused by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical crews extricating the driver from the vehicle. hope it was just inatenative driving, but with dry pavement its probably a good guess that alcohol had a factor in this wreck.

Ian_Cummings 5 years, 5 months ago

Authorities did not release much information about the passenger's condition today. Reports from the scene indicated they didn't appear to be critically injured.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 5 months ago

A passenger in the vehicle did not report life-threatening injuries and was able to walk away from the accident.

---but tomorrow ... he/she may collapse with concussion.

agreed Py, the "not reporting life threatening injuries" wording is almost funny if you think about it.

I hope the driver recovers well, along with the tree.

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