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Man struck by vehicle in Lawrence, transported to Kansas City by air ambulance


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Lawrence Police are investigating this morning after a person was struck by a vehicle near the SouthPointe Apartments.

Fire Medical crews were dispatched to an address in the 2300 block of W. 26th Street on a car versus pedestrian injury accident around 1:30 Saturday morning.

Initial reports from the scene were that there were three people injured. Medics arrived at the scene to find only one person with injuries. That person was determined to have serious injuries.

Around 1:50 a.m., a LifeStar Helicopter was requested to respond to the south parking lot of Holcom Park. Incident command reported that the helicopter landed safely in the Holcom Park parking lot at 2:08 a.m.. At 2:20 a.m. LifeStar left the scene headed for the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Google Earth map. Markers are approximate.

Google Earth map. Markers are approximate. by Mike Frizzell

The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene and was located a short distance away.

Sources tell Operation 100 News that the injured man is a 27-year-old and that he was involved in an argument while standing in the opening of a passenger's door. The driver of the vehicle began reversing and the open door knocked the man to the ground. He was not believed to have been struck by any part of the vehicle, other than the open door. The victim has reportedly been drinking and possibly had re-aggravated a previous back injury.

There were reportedly several witnesses to the accident.

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rundown 9 months ago

the ljworldf they got the story wrong i was the one that got hit by the car and they keep taking down my post wtf i guess they dont want the TRUTH ON THIS BS SITE


bearded_gnome 9 months ago

you only get one brain. erring on the side of caution is never wrong. sure medicos make mistakes but to err in this direction is never a mistake.


bearded_gnome 9 months ago

you only get one brain. it doesn't grow back. damage sticks. erring on the side of caution surely makes sense. sure medicos make mistakes, but erring on the side of caution is never wrong n this kinda situation!


bearded_gnome 9 months, 1 week ago

protesting the use of the Life Flight chopper? substituting your judgment for that of the onscene pros?


guess it's too bad Jafs ' great wisdom isn't more often employed.


Newell_Post 9 months, 1 week ago

LifeStar Helicopter flight = $20,000. Probably no insurance.


bearded_gnome 9 months, 1 week ago

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter for updates as the storms move across the county.

---storms? alcoholic storms?

... glad you're back Mike!


Steven Swaggerty 9 months, 1 week ago

Prayers are with the injured individual. May the Lord be with them. Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery.


Dan Klamet 9 months, 1 week ago

I've driven over there several times in the past two weeks in the evening and EVERY time, there's a pack of people walking down the middle of the street. Next to a sidewalk.


somebodynew 9 months, 1 week ago

Mike, Good to see you back here. I haven't read anything from you for a little while. Always good to catch up on what is really going on.

BTW - the last I checked we lost our computer scanner link at RadioReference (or the new name of it) because the host moved. I checked and I could not take over, do you know of any other place to listen on-line??

Thanks, and while you don't normally deliver good news, I do hope to see you on here more. Always very informative.


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