Pole impales SUV, injuring two

By Richard Gwin · March 23, 2012 · Comment on this

Emergency crews responded to a accident involving a semi-trailer hauling utility poles and a sports utility vehicle, injuring two. The accident occurred around 10 a.m., Friday March 23, 2012.

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Jean Robart 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm amazed that they weren't hurt worse. That has got to be a driver's worst nightmare.

the_realest_mccoy 5 years, 1 month ago

Why is there no photograph or video of the Westar semi truck and trailer with the load of these long utility poles? Maybe a wider shot with a little more information in it would have been nice. Or some blood.

Ignignokt 5 years, 1 month ago

What is wrong with you realest_mccoy? Troll much?

Dixie Jones 5 years, 1 month ago

Oletimer , sorry but westar and the contractors working for them do not haul utility poles on Flatbed Trailers , they are actually pole trailers made for this such effort.Realest-mccoy... lets see you say something like this when its your family member involved !

pensatortoise 5 years, 1 month ago

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RoeDapple 5 years, 1 month ago

FYI - If you want to remain anonymous on LJWorld I would suggest getting this post removed.

Jstanobservation 5 years, 1 month ago

KMBC channel 9 website has much better pictures of the incident.

hedshrinker 5 years, 1 month ago

Video of this on the news was horrifying...hope the passenger recovers. My first patient in the ER was a passenger impaled by a fence post after a highway accident...he was conscious with the pole through his chest, upright in a wheelchair coming out of the ambulance, cursing as they rolled in the door "Get this......thing out of my chest!" Again,all good wishes to the victim and family.

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