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Lawrence man injured after crashing 1927 Ford convertible in rural Douglas County

September 30, 2016

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A Lawrence man was injured Thursday afternoon after his car flipped into a ditch in rural Douglas County, police said.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, around 12:35 p.m., 76-year-old Gary McLeod was northbound on Kansas Highway 33, north of Wellsville when he lost control of his car, a 1927 Ford convertible.

The car flipped and came to a rest upside down and facing south, the report says.

McLeod was injured in the single-vehicle crash and taken to an Overland Park hospital, the report says. He was wearing a safety restraint at the time of the crash.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 1 year ago

Is the stated model year of 1927 correct? It really was a Ford Model T? I've never heard of a Model T with safety restraints. They're incredibly dangerous in every way, especially on the highway since the top speed is only 40 mph, and at that speed the car is nearly uncontrollable. And with mechanical (not hydraulic) brakes on only the rear wheels, you won't be stopping anytime soon in an emergency.

Although many that are actually driven are heavily modified, and thus much safer. That could have been what fortunately saved his life.

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