Archive for Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Lansing man injured in K-7 accident

January 10, 2001

A 40-year-old Lansing man remained at the University of Kansas Medical Center Tues-day afternoon, following an accident Friday morning on Kansas Highway 7.

Brad Turner, the driver of a van owned by Complete Car-pet Care, Lansing, fractured a leg and an arm during the collision.

According to Andy Dedeke, a sergeant with the Leaven-worth County Sheriff's Office, Turner was driving a van south on K-7. Two passengers were with him.

About 9:15 a.m. Friday, William Genail, 53, Leaven-worth, in a westbound Kansas Power and Light truck, failed to yield before crossing K-7 at Fairmount Road, and collided with the van.

Turner, trapped inside of the cab area of the van, was extricated by emergency personnel, Dedeke said. He then was flown by Life Net helicopter to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Passengers in the van, William Aho, 23, Leavenworth, and Brien Hickman, 24, Leavenworth, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Saint John Hospital.

Genail, who had been wearing a seatbelt, suffered a minor scratch on his hand.

According to Dedeke, Ge-nail said he did not see the southbound traffic and continued on past the median. Turner put on his brakes and moved from the inside lane to the outside lane to try to avoid a collision, but was unsuccessful. Turner's vehicle was totaled and Genail's had minor body damages and the front axle possibly was damaged.

Traffic traveling south on K-7 was backed up for nearly two miles after the accident.

About 25 emergency workers responded to the scene.

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