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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two seriously injured in Lawrence crash

Posted: November 8, 2012 - 3:18am
Updated: November 8, 2012 - 8:06am

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of W. 23rd Street and Naismith Drive at 2:52.

Arriving police officers reported two vehicles were involved and one person would need to be extricated from the crashed vehicle. Fire Medical crews arrived to report both vehicles sustained "moderate damage." Two people were injured, one in each vehicle, those injuries were both initially said to be serious. One of the injured driver's condition was upgraded to critical after further assessment by units at the scene.

Incident Command requested a LifeStar Helicopter respond to the scene at 3:05. The air-ambulance arrived over the scene at 3:18 and safely landed in the Hobby Lobby parking lot (1801 W. 23rd Street) at 3:20. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the pinned driver of one vehicle.

The critically injured person, only described as a male in his mid 20's, was transported by ambulance to the helicopter and was transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Initial reports from investigators indicate he was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

The seriously injured person, only described as a female in her late 30's, was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Initial reports indicate that she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the accident.


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