A 56-year-old woman is listed in fair condition at Kansas University Hospital after suffering critical injuries Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Kansas Highway 4, less than two miles south of Meriden in Jefferson County.
Claudia Wilson, of Meriden, was transported by helicopter to KU Hospital after the 2006 Chevrolet Impala she was driving was struck head on by another vehicle about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, said the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The accident involved three vehicles and also injured five other people, including two passengers in Wilson's car, DJ Wilson and Stanley Wilson, 58, also of Meriden. Stanley Wilson is in fair condition at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, and DJ Wilson did not require emergency transport to a hospital, according to the Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred when a 2000 Ford Ranger traveling north on Kansas Highway 4 crossed the center line, side-swiped a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan traveling south, and then struck Wilson's southbound Impala. The driver of the Ford Ranger and the driver and one passenger of the Dodge were taken to area hospitals with less serious injuries.