Archive for Friday, May 19, 2017

Four people injured in hit-and-run on West 23rd Street

Lawrence Police Department

Lawrence Police Department

May 19, 2017, 1:13 a.m. Updated May 19, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

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Four people were injured, two of them critically, after a hit-and-run in Lawrence early Friday morning, police said.

The incident took place shortly before 1 a.m. in the 900 block of West 23rd Street near the entrance to the McDonald’s restaurant, Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said in emailed answers to questions.

Earlier a Dodge Neon that was eastbound on West 23rd Street “became disabled” along the road, Rhoads said. Two of the four people inside the car got out to push the car out of the street.

A silver Ford pickup truck, also eastbound on the same street, rear-ended the Neon and fled the scene, Rhoads said. The truck continued eastbound on West 23rd Street.

All four occupants of the Neon were injured, Rhoads said. A 21-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were taken to an area hospital with critical injuries.

“They both were later determined to be in stable but critical condition,” she said.

The other two occupants were also taken to an area hospital with injuries, Rhoads said.

Police found the driver accused of leaving the scene later Friday morning, Rhoads said. So far, nobody has been arrested.

The names of the four people who were injured were not available, Rhoads said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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