1 seriously injured in 3-car crash at stoplight on K-10
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Story updated at 10:17 a.m. Thursday
One motorist was seriously injured in an early morning wreck at a stoplight on the South Lawrence Trafficway, at the southwest edge of town.
The crash, which involved three vehicles, happened just before 6 a.m. Thursday on the portion of Kansas Highway 10 known as the South Lawrence Trafficway at the 27th Street intersection, Sgt. Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
A 31-year-old Topeka man was driving a Toyota Corolla east on K-10 when he failed to stop and rear-ended a car that was stopped at the light, Channel said. That car was pushed into a pickup truck stopped directly in front of it.
The Topeka man, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Stormont Vail Hospital with serious injuries, Channel said.
The driver of the car he hit, a 23-year-old Topeka woman, sustained minor injuries, Channel said. She was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the pickup, a 56-year-old Lecompton woman, was not hurt, Channel said. She also was wearing a seat belt.
None of the drivers had any passengers.
The wreck closed K-10 from Clinton Parkway to East 1200 Road (Kasold Drive), with the closure later extending eastward to Iowa Street, Channel said. The highway reopened at 8:30 a.m.