Archive for Saturday, March 22, 2008

Boy hurt in turnpike accident near Bonner Springs

Truck overturns after traveling too fast on exit

March 22, 2008

A 10-year-old boy was flown by air ambulance Children's Mercy Hospital about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, after a semitrailer rolled over on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs and Kansas Highway 7.

The boy was a passenger in a 2001 truck driven by Javier Ruiseco, a 35-year-old Las Vegas man.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, Ruiseco was traveling west on the turnpike and went too fast on an exit for Kansas Highway 7 and lost control of the truck.

The truck rolled into a ditch. Ruiseco was not injured. The boy's condition was unavailable Saturday afternoon.

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