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Power restored, no life-threatening injuries, in Wednesday night accident near Eudora

June 12, 2013, 10:41 p.m. Updated June 13, 2013, 1:34 p.m.

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— Power has been restored in Eudora after an injury accident near the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Church Street caused a widespread power outage there Wednesday night.

Eudora police and fire crews responded to the accident about 10 p.m. Wednesday, after a Volkswagen Bug left the roadway, rolled over, and struck a utility pole, said Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards. The driver was eastbound on K-10 and swerved to avoid a dresser that had fallen off of another vehicle, Edwards said.

The driver of the vehicle suffered a broken hand, as well as cuts and abrasions, Edwards said. Eastbound and westbound lanes of K-10 were temporarily closed.

The accident caused power outages across Eudora Wednesday night because of the damaged utility equipment, according to a Westar Energy spokeswoman. Power was restored throughout the city about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Caz Snwot 1 year, 4 months ago

Dispatchers said........ or radio traffic said!???

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NewKansan 1 year, 4 months ago

What do you mean? The article stated "dispatchers said."

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Caz Snwot 1 year, 4 months ago

in my experience dispatchers don't say much.

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NewKansan 1 year, 4 months ago

It depends on the reporter or the news outlet and what type of relationship they have with the dispatcher. In many cases, a reporter will hear something on a scanner and then call to see what's going on.

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SeaFox 1 year, 4 months ago

Westbound lanes were shut down, too. I was driving home from work in Lenexa and had to take a scenic detour over country roads and two railroad crossings. Ended up on 15th Street.

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Jessie Stoltenow 1 year, 4 months ago

I hope everyone involved is okay!

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