Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2012

Basehor man, 21, injured in single-car accident

January 5, 2012, 1:27 p.m.

Updated: January 9, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

A 21-year-old Basehor man was in good condition at a local hospital Monday, five days after he lost control of his car and had to be extricated after striking a tree about four miles northeast of Basehor, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The report indicated the man, Donald W. Rhodelander, received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to KU Hospital.

The crash occurred at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the 14800 block of Hollingsworth Road, where Rhodelander was driving a 1999 Chrysler Sebring too fast for the conditions, according to the report.

The car entered a ditch, vaulted over a driveway and struck a tree head-on, the report said.

Rhodelander was not wearing a safety belt, the report said.

A KU Hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning that Rhodelander remained a patient there and was in good condition.

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