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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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Around 1:27 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to an address in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on reports of a person struck by a vehicle. Police arrived on scene quickly and reported a male with critical injuries. Medics arrived on scene and almost immediately requested that dispatchers check on the availability of a LifeStar Helicopter and of the University of Kansas Medical Center to accept a critical trauma. LifeStar was unable to fly due to weather in the area, and KUMC reported they were able to accept the patient. The man was transported by ambulance to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
A driver involved in the accident was reported to be detained by Police and transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. As of this report, it is unclear if that driver has received any citations or faces any charges. There is also no update on the victim's status available. A report on the accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.
At 2:07 a.m., Police were called to the area of the East Hills Business Park on a report of a subject firing a gun from a vehicle. As officers were responding on the call, dispatchers learned that the incident occurred approximately 30 minutes before anyone had call 911 to report it. The caller only provided dispatchers with a very vague description of the vehicle involved. No injuries or damage were reported.
Fire/Medical was dispatched on a fire alarm at Ellsworth Hall on the University of Kansas campus shortly before 4:30 a.m.. Dispatchers reported receiving alarms from two separate rooms. KUPD located burnt macaroni and cheese in one of the rooms and firefighters confirmed that was the source of the alarm. Many residents were evacuated from the building while firefighters were on scene. Everyone was allowed back into the building a short time later.
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.
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