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Four accidents kept first responders busy, LifeStar transported two injured people

Last updated: 5:56 a.m..

Hit-and-run seriously injures bicyclist; LifeStar transports

Lawrence Police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck by a sport utility vehicle late Friday.

The accident was reported around 11:40 p.m., near the intersection of 15th Street and Massachusetts Street.

Police say a dark colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, struck the bicyclist and then continued westbound on 15th Street.

Medics reported the bicyclist's injuries to be serious and requested a LifeStar Helicopter for transport.

The helicopter will landed on the football field on the east side of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts Street, and transported the injured person to Stormont-Vail in Topeka.

No other details were immediately available.

One serious injury reported in rollover accident

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of Iowa Street and Terrace Road, shortly after 1 a.m. on report of an overturned vehicle. Terrace Road is in the 1300 block of Iowa Street.

Police arrived to find a vehicle had left the roadway, gone over a barrier and landed on its side near a wooded area. Two people in the vehicle were injured. The driver and another occupant were seen running into the wooded area after the crash.

Medics reported one serious injury and one minor injury. LifeStar was requested to be standing by on the ground in case they were needed. After about 10 minutes, LifeStar was told to disregard and the injured person was transported by ambulance.

Police set up a perimeter and quickly located one of the occupants that fled. It was not clear if that person was the driver or a passenger.

There was no information regarding the second person that was seen running from the scene.

Truck vs utility pole accident near Baldwin City; LifeStar transports one

Douglas County Deputies were called to an address in the 500 block of E 1700 Road, north of Baldwin City, around 5 a.m. on reports of a possible non-injury accident involving a truck crashed into a pole.

Deputies arrived to find the driver of the truck standing outside of his truck and power lines down on top of the truck. Medics and Baldwin City Fire crews were dispatched for the man who reported chest pains.

Medics arrived to report the truck had sustained moderate damage and had power lines down on top of it. The transformer from the utility pole was also down and reportedly landed in the bed of the pickup truck.

The driver's condition was said to be critical, for chest and back pain. Around 5:25 a.m., medics requested that LifeStar helicopter respond to the Vinland Airport to pick up the patient.

LifeStar transported the man to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Kansas City Power and Light was requested to respond to make repairs to the pole. At 5:45 a.m. KCP&L reported approximately 276 customers were without power in zip code 66006, which covers Baldwin City.

Other early morning activity

  • Douglas County Deputies stopped a vehicle that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 shortly before 2 a.m.. That driver eventually stopped near mile post 8.5.

  • Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to a minor injury accident on 9th Street near Highland Drive around 2:40 a.m.. The driver struck a utility pole.

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Fully engulfed house fire in rural Douglas County

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At 4:06 a.m. Palmyra Township fire was dispatched to respond on house fire at 358 E. 2073 Road. The address is about three miles northeast of Baldwin City.

Initial reports indicate that the resident returned home to find his residence on fire and called 911.

A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter advised dispatchers that the structure was fully engulfed, just one minute after firefighters were dispatched. The highway patrol's helicopter had been in Johnson County assisting in the search for a man who ran from a stolen vehicle on Interstate 35 near the Gardner-Edgerton area.

The helicopter pilot told dispatchers that his earlier area search was about nine miles to the east and they could see the 'glow' starting around 4 a.m.. When the helicopter was available from their search, they went to investigate the glow and learned that the fire had already been reported to Douglas County authorities.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County. by Mike Frizzell

Fire crews arrived within five minutes to confirm that the home was fully engulfed and crews would be using a defensive attack to keep it from spreading.

Palmyra Township fire requested a county-wide tender (water tanker) response and assistance from several township fire departments, Baldwin City fire and Wellsville Fire from Franklin County.

No injuries have been reported.

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Firefighters evacuate sleeping man from his burning Baldwin City home

Several area fire departments have responded to a reported structure fire in Baldwin City this morning.

The call was dispatched as a possible structure fire at the intersection of 9th Street and High Street just before 1:35 Saturday morning. Responding firefighters reported flames visible on their approach. Medics arrived to confirm that the two story structure was fully involved.

Fire crews forced their way through a front door where they found a man sleeping on a couch. That man told firefighters that he was the only person at home. The man was checked out by medics at the scene and released.

Firefighters reported a partial collapse of the structure at 2:40 a.m.. At that time crews continued to battle the fire.

Incident command has requested the Red Cross be notified for one resident who was displaced. The Kansas State Fire Marshal Office has also been requested to respond to investigate the cause of the fire.

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Photo provided by @fidgetorama on Twitter. by Mike Frizzell

Photo provided by Brandon Webb (@BLWebb79 on Twitter).

Photo provided by Brandon Webb (@BLWebb79 on Twitter). by Mike Frizzell

Photo provided by @fidgetorama on Twitter.

Photo provided by @fidgetorama on Twitter. by Mike Frizzell

Baldwin City Fire is receiving assistance from Palmyra Township Fire, Wellsville Fire (Franklin County), and Willow Springs Township Fire. All mutual aid fire crews were released from the scene shortly after 4 a.m.. Baldwin City firefighters remained on the scene to watch for hot spots.

No injuries were reported.

Check back to this post for updates as they become available and with the Lawrence Journal-World for a full report on the fire later Saturday.

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November 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 2:11 this morning, Lawrence and KU Police checked the area of the intersection of 19th and Naismith Drive for at least two reports of a large group, 10-15 people, fighting. Officers arrived in the area and were able to locate a group of people walking through a parking lot near Naismith Hall. However, none of the people in that group were fighting and were not interested in reporting a previous fight. Needless to say, no injuries or arrests related to the incident.

Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the 900 block of Mississippi Street on reports of a single vehicle accident just before 2:40 a.m.. A medic unit arrived on the scene to report one vehicle was on its side in the middle of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was still inside the car. The fire department had to help the male driver from the vehicle, he was not injured. After further investigation, Police arrested the driver. He was booked into the county jail on charges of No Insurance and OUI.

Police also responded on another minor injury accident about an hour later in the 600 block of Louisiana Street. Very few details were available regarding this accident. Fire Medical crews did not respond to this scene, as the people involved refused treatment.

At 7:10 this morning, dispatchers reported a possible injury accident on Highway 56 near mile marker 428, west of Baldwin City. Callers to 911 reported a school bus as being involved in the accident. Baldwin City Police and a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper arrived on the accident about three minutes later. The scene of the accident was said to be between E 1300 Road and E 1400 Road. All Fire and EMS units were allowed to disregard the call at 7:18, after it was confirmed that there were no injuries.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

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September 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 1:54, Lawrence Police reported being involved in a foot chase with an alleged "instigator" in a battery near 12th and Tennessee Streets. Officers caught up with their suspect a few minutes later in the 1200 block of Louisiana Street. A medic unit was sent to the scene and transported a male, said to be in his early 20's, to LMH. His injuries were not said to be serious and were believed to have been related to the fight that the man himself was believed to have instigated. Those injures reportedly included several lacerations to the face and a sore jaw. The man was later booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of the Legal Process.

Baldwin City Police responded on possible burglary at 1:59 this morning. The caller reported hearing someone turning an exterior doorknob. Police, along with a County Deputy, responded on the call and did not report locating anyone in the area. There were no reports of any damage or confirmed burglaries.

Lawrence Police responded on a report of a disturbance with weapons in the 500 block of W 14th Street. A caller reported a man armed with a knife was "making threats" in a parking lot. Officers reported locating a man in the parking lot however, no arrests were recorded related to the incident.

At 7:30, Lawrence Police were called to an address in the 1000 block of Maine Street after a caller reported seeing an unknown man climbing out of his roommate's parked van. The man was only described as appearing to be intoxicated and "bloody." Officers responded and found the man at the front door of the address. Medics were requested to the scene but, did not transport anyone from that scene. Police reported that the man was indeed intoxicated. No arrests have been recorded related to the call.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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July 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted two vehicle stops within minutes for 2 a.m.. Both stops resulted in OUI related arrests.

Around 2:30 a.m., Firefighters in the Baldwin City area responded back to the scene, 1500 block of N 300 Road, of an earlier grass/brush fire. A deputy checking on the scene reported that the fire had rekindled. Fire crews were on the scene for a little more than an hour extinguishing some hot spots. The fire was not reported to be endangering any structures. Information on the earlier fire can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Police in Lawrence responded on three disturbances, and received information on a non-injury accident in the 700 block of New Jersey.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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June 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted at least nine vehicle stops this morning. One of those stops resulted in an arrest for an OUI related offense. Another of the stops occurred after a brief vehicle pursuit ended in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road. At 2:21, an officer reported a vehicle driving recklessly, after a brief pursuit the vehicle stopped. The driver of that vehicle was taken into custody and faces charges of Careless Driving, Attempt to Elude and Interference with the Duties of an Officer.

Shortly before 3:45 a.m., Douglas County Deputies were called to investigate a non-injury accident in the 1300 block of Highway, just west of Baldwin City. Deputies reported a pickup truck had crashed into a ditch and came to rest on top of a guard rail. The driver of the pickup truck was eventually arrested and faces a DWI charge.

It was unclear how the incident was related to the above crash but, Deputies requested an ambulance for a pregnant female who was possibly going into labor at the same scene. Medics along with Baldwin City Fire responded to the scene. Medics transported the woman, about two weeks shy of her due date, to LMH.

Back in Lawrence, Police were called out twice to the same intersection after construction cones were moved into lanes of traffic.

Officers were involved in a foot pursuit just after 7 a.m.. The Officer called out the chase at 7:05 with a black male suspect running northbound along Ousdahl Road from 24th Street. Officers were able to catch up with the male about two minutes later in the 1600 block of W 22nd Terrace. It sounded as though the man had numerous warrants for his arrest. As of this report he has not been booked into the County Jail.

Police also responded on a couple disturbances and cited numerous parking violations in Lawrence. None of this morning's activity was reported to have resulted in any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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