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Two people critically injured in separate Douglas County accidents early Sunday

Operation 100 News report.

Updated 3:07 a.m..

Douglas County Deputies are investigating two accidents this morning.

First accident

The first was reported shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning near the intersection of North 950 Road and East 850 Road, south of Clinton Lake.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to report one vehicle, on its side and in the ditch. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical. A LifeStar Helicopter transported the injured driver to Stormont-Vail HealthCare center in Topeka.

Clarion Springs EMS, Clinton Township Fire, Wakarusa Township Fire and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical all assisted on the scene and the helicopter landing zone.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents. by Mike Frizzell

Second accident

The second accident was initially reported as a possible grass fire just before 1:10 a.m.. It is unclear who reported the fire but, an arriving deputy found a vehicle down a steep embankment at the intersection of North 1550 Road and East 1625 Road in Wakarusa Township.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical and requested a helicopter for transport. Dispatchers contacted LifeFlight Eagle and LifeNet, both were unavailable due to fog in the area east of Lawrence.

The injured driver, only identified as a 55-year-old man, was transported by a Lawrence Medic unit to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His injuries are said to include a head laceration.

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Two injured in high speed crash through a Mass Street storefront

Updated: 11:48 p.m.

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Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews responded on a serious car accident in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street early Saturday morning.

Crews were called about 3:10 a.m. on reports of a vehicle crashed through a storefront near 1029 Massachusetts Street, Pyramid Pizza.

Police arrived quickly and immediately reported injuries at 1025 Massachusetts Street, Strong's Antiques. Fire units arrived to confirm that one person was pinned in the vehicle and would need to be extricated. A second person was ejected from the vehicle.

Both people have serious injuries, including long bone (arms/legs) fractures.

A LifeStar helicopter picked up the driver of the vehicle at the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School landing zone. This person was only described as a 37-year-old male. He was reportedly thrown from the vehicle in the crash and suffered a possible head injury.

The second injured person, said to be a 22-year-old female, was transported by ground after being extricated from the vehicle. Medics reported that she was "extremely combative."

Both injured people were transported to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police believe the accident was a "high speed crash." There were no reports of anyone inside the lower level of the building when the crash occurred.

Gary Strong, owner of Strong's Antiques, tells my news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that the vehicle was traveling north on Massachusetts Street at high speeds when it struck a concrete planter in front of his store.

Strong says the crash damaged his storefront along with glassware and antiques inside. The car's motor flew through the building in the crash and landed on a Steinway piano inside.

The residents of 1025.5 Massachusetts Street reported a smoke odor inside their apartment following the accident. Firefighters responded to that upstairs apartment and were able to determine that there was no fire. The residents were kept out of the building as a precaution, until the structural integrity of the building could be confirmed.

Police report damaged windows and railings at neighboring businesses and significant damage to a concrete planter.

Due to the large response from Lawrence Fire Medical crews, some off-duty personnel were called in to staff reserve units and handle other calls throughout the city. Lawrence Police held over their late swing shift officers to help with the accident and handling other calls for service. Those officers were allowed to go off-duty around 4:30 a.m..

Check back with this report for updates as they become available.

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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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22-year-old injured in Lawrence motorcycle crash, transported by helicopter

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Updated: 3:11 a.m..

Lawrence Police are investigating after a motorcycle crashed near the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and Edgehill Road. The accident was reported around 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

Fire Medical crews arrived at the scene to find one motorcycle down and no other vehicles involved. The rider was said to have serious injuries.

A LifeStar air-ambulance landed in the west parking lot of Lawrence High School.

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Google Earth image of the scene and the helicopter landing zone at Lawrence High School.

Google Earth image of the scene and the helicopter landing zone at Lawrence High School. by Mike Frizzell

Authorities say the 22-year-old man was walking around when medics arrived on the scene. He was not wearing a helmet and bystanders reported that he was unconscious for a short time after the motorcycle went down. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident.

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

No other details were immediately available.

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Air-ambulance transports man who fell 20 feet in Lawrence

Last updated: 3:56 a.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical ordered a LifeStar air-ambulance after a, 24-year-old, man fell approximately 20 feet from a balcony into the alley below. It happened near 9th and Massachusetts Streets

Emergency crews were called just after 1 a.m. to the alley behind the Jazzhaus, 926 Massachusetts Street.

Medics reported critical injuries but, later amended to serious injuries. The man was alert, conscious and talking.

Police say the man fell down a back staircase from the balcony into the alley and then tried to walk away with his friends. He walked about 25 yards and then became lightheaded. That is when his friends called for an ambulance.

At the time he was transported by LifeStar he was said to be complaining of elbow pain.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's fall.

LifeStar transported the injured man from the athletic fields at Central Junior High School, 1400 Massachusetts Street to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Google Earth view of the scene and helicopter landing zone.

Google Earth view of the scene and helicopter landing zone. by Mike Frizzell

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January 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Officers in Lawrence conducted 12 vehicle stops this morning. As of 5:45 this morning, none of those stops seem to have resulted in DUI/DWI/OUI related arrests. Police also responded on four noise complaints, and seven disturbances.

Around 3 a.m. an Officer reported being flagged down by a subject who was reporting her vehicle had been stolen from the 800 block of W. 24th Street while she was at Club Magic. The vehicle was believed to have been last seen westbound on W. 23rd Street from the area.

At 4:36 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched on a single vehicle accident in the 1000 block of N. 3rd Street. A vehicle reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree, nearly head on. The driver of the vehicle was said to be pinned "under the dash". Crews worked for about 15 minutes to free the man from the wreckage. The man's injuries were said to be critical. He was transported by an ambulance to Lawrence Municipal Airport where a LifeStar helicopter was standing by to transport to a Kansas City area trauma center. A passenger in the vehicle was able to walk away. The driver was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. It was unclear if the passenger was wearing a seat belt or not. Police continue to investigate. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Aside from the accident, no other serious injuries were reported with any of this morning's 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. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed (link above), where the has been 80 tweets since midnight.

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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December 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

First responders were kept very busy this morning in Lawrence.

At 1:51 Police were called to the 1200 block of Indiana Street following reports of a large disturbance. At least two callers reported as many as 10 subjects fighting in the area. Lawrence and KU Police arrived in the area and broke up several people who were fighting. No injuries or arrests were reported. There were at least 10 units assigned to this call.

At 1:56 Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 916 Indian Street for a report of a possible structure fire. A caller reported a heater was on fire next to the building. Fire crews arrived and reported a small fire near the side of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were sent to an address in the 1200 block of Ohio Street at 2:07 a.m.. The incident was dispatched as a "Medical Emergency" however, after units arrived on scene a LifeStar helicopter was requested to respond to Memorial Stadium to transport a trauma patient. At 2:58 a.m., LifeStar went in route from Memorial Stadium to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Radio traffic indicated that the injured person is a college aged male with critical injuries. He was reportedly intoxicated and said to have fallen from a third floor balcony. No other information was immediately available regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident. Operation 100 News notified the Lawrence Journal-World of this incident. Stay tuned for updated details, if there is anything further to be reported.

Fire Medical crews were dispatched on a possible structure fire at 1809 W. 25th Street at 2:26 a.m.. A caller reported something on fire in the stairwell of the building. Police responded to the area of the call and quickly established a perimeter in the area. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before any significant damage was done. No injuries were reported. Radio traffic indicated that Police believed the fire to be related to the other suspicious fires in the same area. Investigators from both the Fire Medical Department and Police Department remained on that scene until approximately 4 a.m.. More on this latest fire and the previous fires can be found here from Operation 100 News' reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

At 3:44 a.m., Police were dispatched on a report of a possible prowler in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road. Thinking this might possibly be related to the suspicious fires, Police quickly responded to the area. It did not sound as though Police were able to locate anyone suspicious in that area.

Police were called to an address in the 1800 block of Almira Avenue for a reported domestic disturbance just after 4:30. Officers eventually arrested two people, a man and a woman, involved in the incident. Both now face a charges of Criminal Damage to Property. The female also faces a charge of Domestic Battery. No injuries were reported.

At 7:20, a Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper requested a Medic unit respond on an injury accident in the roundabout at the west gate entrance to the turnpike. This is the toll booth on McDonald Drive. Medics reported one vehicle involved with minor damage and treated one person for some minor injuries. No one was transported by Medics from the scene.

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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December 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement and Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were involved in a brief foot chase in the 900 block of Ohio just after 3:45 a.m.. It was unclear why the officer was attempting to contact the subject but, the man ran from officers. He was captured and arrested a short distance away. He now faces an Interference with the Duties of an Officer charge.

At 5:39 a.m., Douglas County Deputies and Fire Medical crews were called to the South Lawrence Trafficway, just south of Clinton Parkway for a reported injury accident. The caller reported that two vehicles were involved and one had rolled after they collided head-on. Deputies arrived to report a full size Chevrolet pickup truck rolled onto its roof with the driver trapped inside the cab. That driver's injuries were said to be serious. A LifeStar Helicopter was called to the scene and eventaully transported the man to Stormont-Vail in Topeka. The other driver was said to have some minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Both lanes of K-10 were closed for just over an hour as crews worked the scene. Those lanes were reopened at 6:45 and the accident was completely cleared by 7:45. The cause of the accident is under investigation. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News or my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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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November 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police on five disturbances this morning. One of those, in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:02, reportedly involved two subjects with baseball bats. Five police officers responded to the area and did not report locating anyone fighting, arguing, or carrying baseball bats.

At 2:32, Police were called to a domestic disturbance in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road. One person was arrested. That person now faces charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. No injuries were reported.

At 2:33, Police and Fire Medical crews were to a different apartment in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road after a subject reportedly fell from a third level balcony to the ground. Medics reported the man's injuries to be critical and requested dispatchers order a LifeStar helicopter be ordered. LifeStar responded and landed in the Home Depot parking lot, 1900 block of W 31st Street. The man, said to be in his early 20's, was transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Initial reports indicated that the fall was accidental in nature, and occurred after the man had been consuming alcohol.

Shortly after 3 a.m., Police received information on a theft of wheels from a vehicle which was parked in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street. The vehicle's owner reported that he believed he knew who was responsible for the theft. No word whether or not his theory was correct or if the property has been recovered this morning.

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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October 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly before 2:30, Douglas County Deputies and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of E 1400 Road, about one half of a mile north of Midland Junction on a report of an accident. The caller was a passerby who only reported a vehicle off of the roadway into a culvert. Deputies arrived to find a vehicle with one occupant pinned inside. Medics arrived and requested a LifeStar helicopter respond to the scene. After about 30 minutes of work, the driver was extricated. Following the extrication the driver was said to have gone into cardiac arrest. The injured driver was transported by medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital at 3:38, with the assistance of LifeStar's medics on board the ambulance. As of this report there are no updates available on the drivers status. The accident remains under investigation and no other details have been released. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Firefighters responded on a dumpster fire in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane at 2:59. Police reported that the Fire Department was investigating the fire as an arson. No suspect information was available.

Lawrence Police responded on six disturbances and conducted three vehicle stops this morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m..

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers recorded a DWI related arrest on westbound Interstate 70 near milepost 200.

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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