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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Police: driver suffered a seizure, causing crossover accident

Posted: August 16, 2014 - 1:11pm
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:02am

Update:

Operation 100 News has obtained a copy of the accident report from last weekend's accident, which left four people injured.

The report states that police and emergency room doctors believe the driver of the white Ford Mustang suffered a seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, and cross the raised center median.

According to the report, the Mustang was traveling eastbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway, just east of Nieman Road, when the driver suffered a seizure. The Mustang crossed the median and collided head on with a Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling westbound on the inside lane.

A 19-year-old Shawnee man was behind the wheel of the 2006 Ford Mustang. Police say he was on his way to work in Merriam. He was wearing his seat belt and the vehicle's front airbag deployed in the crash.

A 24-year-old Leavenworth woman was driving the westbound 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. A 27-year-old woman was a front seat passenger and the driver's one-year-old son was secured in a car seat in the back seat. Police say both women were wearing seat belts, front and side impact airbags also deployed in the accident.

The report also confirms that four Johnson County Med-Act ambulances transported all four people involved, to area hospitals. The one-year-old was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police spoke to a man who was traveling westbound, behind the Equinox, who witnessed the Mustang cross the median and the crash.

A Shawnee Fire Battalion Chief was stopped on northbound Nieman Road at Shawnee Mission Parkway when he heard the collision. He made his way to the crash scene, called for additional fire and medical resources and the police to respond.

Operation 100 News will not be identifying those injured in the accident, as no drugs or alcohol are suspected and one driver suffered a medical condition.

Original report:

Accident scene on Shawnee Mission Parkway
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An eastbound vehicle crossed a median and collided head-on with another vehicle, forcing officers to close all lanes of Shawnee Mission Parkway late Saturday morning.

Maj. Doug Orbin of the Shawnee police said that just before 11 a.m. Saturday, the driver of a white Ford Mustang suffered a "medical episode" and crossed over the raised median on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The Mustang collided with a Chevy Equinox heading westbound and carrying three people.

The accident occurred just east of Nieman Road.

Accident scene on Shawnee Mission Parkway
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Operation 100 News independently confirmed that Med-Act transported four people from the scene. An adult was critically injured, another adult seriously injured, and a juvenile along with a third adult both sustained minor injuries.

Orbin said all four passengers were transported to the hospital, all with non-life threatening injuries.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident.

Several lanes of Shawnee Mission Parkway were opened just before noon, with the remaining lanes opened about 12:30 p.m..

Shawnee Police investigating the accident
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Fourth injured person waited for an ambulance in the Battalion Chief SUV
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Shawnee PD Traffic Safety Unit painting skid marks
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Shawnee PD Traffic Safety Unit officer helping clear up debris
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