One injured after pursuit ends in Douglas County; driver was reportedly going wrong way on K-10

Story updated at 10:51 a.m. Wednesday:

A woman was seriously injured following a police pursuit Tuesday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office was notified by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office of an attempt to locate a Chevrolet Trailblazer that had entered Douglas County, according to a social media post from the local sheriff’s office.

A deputy spotted the vehicle headed westbound on Kansas Highway 10, driving on the wrong side of the road at a high rate of speed, according to the post by Jenn Hethcoat, public information officer for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle was determined to be an immediate threat to public safety and deputies initiated a pursuit, according to the post. They used a tactical vehicle maneuver to stop the car in the 800 block of North 1800 Road, aka the Farmer’s Turnpike, west of the K-10 interchange.

The vehicle crashed and the female driver was ejected, according to the post. She was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. There were no collisions with any other vehicles or injuries that the sheriff’s office was aware of, according to the post.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the incident, the post said, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office asks any witnesses to please contact it at 785-841-0007 or Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

N 1800 Rd & E 800 Rd, Lecompton, KS 66050


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