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Man in critical condition following accident
A motorcyclist hit by a car around 10 p.m. Monday is in critical condition at a Kansas City-area hospital.Joseph K. Pfortmiller, 53, was riding a motorcycle west on Kansas Highway 10 when he collided with a 1996 Ford Contour traveling north on East Hills Drive.He was transferred to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.Lillian W. Sheain, 23, of Lawrence was the driver of the Contour. Pfortmiller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. No citations have been issued at this time. Emergency callsLawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:¢ Coroner scene investigation, 6:52 a.m. Monday, 624 W. 12th St.¢ Gas leak, 8:01 a.m. Monday, 319 Maple St.¢ Detector activation, no fire, 10:02 a.m. Monday, 1734 Engel Road.¢ Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 12:17 p.m. Monday, 3320 Clinton Parkway.¢ Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 1:06 p.m. Monday, Massachusetts and West Ninth streets.¢ Accident, potential accident, 2:26 p.m. Monday, 1301 W. 24th St.¢ Smoke or odor removal, 5:23 p.m. Monday, 1800 Engel Rd.¢ Motor vehicle accident, 9:43 p.m. Monday, Louisiana and West 23rd streets.¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, 2:04 a.m. Tuesday, 101 Compton Square.¢ Downed power line, 7:42 a.m. Tuesday, 925 Ind.