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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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Interstate 70 reopens to one lane in each direction following tractor trailer accident and fire.

Updated Lawrence Journal-World report

6 a.m. Update: KDOT reports that one lane in eastbound and one lane westbound are now open again. Traffic continues to move slowly through the scene.

Original Report: If you are planning on commuting to work by way of the Kansas Turnpike early this morning, you are going to have to reconsider your route. As of 5 a.m., all eastbound and westbound traffic is being forced to exit the turnpike due to as serious injury accident about a mile east of the East Lawrence Interchange.

Douglas County firefighters from the Lawrence Department, Wakarusa Township fire responded, along with Reno Township Fire of Leavenworth County to the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer near mile marker 205. The accident was dispatched around 4:20 this morning after dispatchers received numerous calls regarding a tractor trailer crash and fire in the median.

Douglas County Deputies were first to arrive on the scene and were able to report that the driver was out of the truck and reporting that the tank trailer is empty. Lawrence firefighters arrived on the scene to report that the tractor trailer had rolled to its side and sustained "major damage."

The driver of the truck has been transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Incident command reports there is "significant debris" across the highway and a "diesel fuel leak." A Kansas Turnpike Authority representative has been requested to respond to the scene. It is unclear how long the roadway will remain blocked.

More on this accident can be found from Operation 100 News on Twitter or check back to this report as it will be updated as new details become available.

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November 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence firefighters were called to the Islamic Center of Lawrence, 1917 Naismith Drive, at 5:44 a.m.. A caller reported wiring on the back of the building was burning and her roommate was attempting to extinguish the fire. Firefighters reported the fire was out upon arrival and requested a Fire Investigator to respond to the scene. As of 7:30 this morning, Police remained at that scene.

At 5:50 a.m., firefighters from three area townships were called to a residence at 1298 E. 1600 Road, just outside of Lawrence in Wakarusa Township. The caller reported a chimney fire. First responders from Wakarusa Township were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread to the rest of the house. No injuries were reported.

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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November 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on three disturbances this morning. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.

Police also responded on two burglary alarms, one of which was at the Applebee's on 6th Street. An officer checking the outside of the building located a door on the backside of the building was open. Several other officers responded and assisted in clearing the building's interior. No one was found inside.

At 6:48 a Wakarusa Township firefighter reported a car accident in the westbound lanes of K-10 near the East Hills Business Park. After contacting the involved drivers, the firefighter reported that there were two people injured and requested a response from Fire Medical crews. A Medic unit arrived on scene a short time later to report the involved vehicles had sustained moderate damage. Two people were said to have minor injuries. Initial reports from the scene indicated that a motorist was westbound on K-10 when a truck pulled out in front of him. The man was unable to avoid the collision and struck the rear of the truck. That driver was transported to LMH by a Medic unit. He was said to be wearing a seat belt and his vehicle's airbags did deploy.

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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