Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tonganoxie man sent to area hospital after two-vehicle crash

Darla K. Heard, 46, Oskaloosa, left, embraces someone soon after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive in Tonganoxie.

Darla K. Heard, 46, Oskaloosa, left, embraces someone soon after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive in Tonganoxie.

November 11, 2009, 9:28 p.m.

Updated: November 17, 2009, 6:08 p.m.

A Tonganoxie man injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Tonganoxie, originally taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has been transferred to Kansas University Hospital, a hospital official said Thursday.

Leonard D. Sharon, 72, Tonganoxie, was injured in the accident and taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. An official there said Thursday afternoon that he had been transferred to KU Hospital.

On Monday, an official at KU Hospital said Sharon was in serious condition.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive in Tonganoxie.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, a 2007 Chrysler 300 driven by Darla K. Heard, 46, Oskaloosa, was heading west on U.S. 24-40 when a 1983 Toyota Tercel, driven by Sharon, turned north onto Stone Creek Drive from U.S. 24-40, where he had been heading east. Heard’s vehicle struck Sharon’s vehicle and the impact pushed Sharon’s vehicle into the ditch northwest of the intersection.

Amanda M. Rowland, 21, Oskaloosa, also was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. She was a passenger in Heard's car.

Darla Heard and another passenger, Bryant Heard, 24, Oskaloosa, were not injured, reports said. Sharon was not wearing a seatbelt, while everyone in the Chrysler 300 were wearing seatbelts, reports said.

Comments

jasonfilbert 4 years, 5 months ago

This intersection is a death trap. I am sick and tired of people flying through there going 25mph over the speed limit. There will continue to be bad wrecks until something is done. Lower the speed limit, and "actually" enforce it! Better yet, put in a light. Disaster

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cartman6 4 years, 5 months ago

I agree with the light but they would have to put so many additional signs before the light because of the line of sight being blocked by the hill. Almost all collisions are preventable, people just need to accept the responsibility they are in control of something that can take peoples lives.

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granny 4 years, 5 months ago

if I understand this correctly, Car #1 pulled out, in front of oncoming traffic....... and one of those oncoming cars hit car #1..........

would a traffic light have stopped car #1? I doubt it somehow...... my sense of self preservation won't let me pull out in front of traffic nor will it let me go thru a stop light.

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