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Saturday, September 29, 2012

One person airlifted following single vehicle accident in Lawrence

Posted: September 29, 2012 - 2:17am
Updated: September 29, 2012 - 6:56am

Lawrence Police are investigating after a single vehicle crash seriously injured one person this morning.

Police arrived on scene at the intersection of E 15th Street and Pennsylvania Street at 1:05 to report a mini van, "on its side and on top of a tree."

Officers reported the female driver of the vehicle fled from the scene on foot, and was last seen westbound. Police caught up with that subject later in the morning and have arrested her. She faces numerous charges including; Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident, and Driving While Suspended. County booking records show she is being held on a $4600 bail.

One Medic unit was initially dispatched to the scene, and arrived to report the vehicle had sustained heavy damage. Medics requested a fire crew and rescue crew be added to the call, along with a LDCFM Division Chief.

Police at the scene reported a female with an apparent broken leg and hand.

A LifeStar Helicopter was requested to respond to the athletic field at South Junior High, 15th and Massachusetts Streets.

The injured female, only described as being a "21-year-old", was transported by LifeStar to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas after 2 a.m..

No other injuries were reported.

Fire and rescue crews remained on the scene until 2:12 a.m.. Police continue to investigate and have not released any other information as of this report.

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