Archive for Monday, January 25, 2010

Accident sends De Soto man to area hospital

January 25, 2010

A two-vehicle accident that occurred about 11:10 a.m. Monday in Tonganoxie sent a De Soto man to an area hospital.

Daniel R. Reed, 40, Olathe, was driving a 2007 Peterbilt semi truck east on U.S. Highway 24-40 when he made an unsafe lane change, Kansas Highway Patrol reports said. Reed’s vehicle, which was in the inside lane, struck a 1995 Pontiac passenger car driven by James A. Grizzle, 40, De Soto. Grizzle was driving in the eastbound outside lane on the four-lane highway. The impact then pushed Grizzle’s vehicle off the road and into a guardrail, reports said.

He was taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Reed was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. It was unknown whether Grizzle was wearing a seat belt, reports said.

The accident occurred near First Street on U.S. 24-40 in Tonganoxie.

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