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Saturday, October 25, 2014

PHOTOS: At least two injured in separate Saturday morning crashes

Posted: October 25, 2014 - 6:09am
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 12:23pm


Two people were transported to area hospitals following three different crashes this morning in Shawnee.

The first crash was reported around before 2:30 a.m. in the area of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Noland Road. Arriving officers reported the car was on its roof, on 62nd Terrace west of Richards Drive.

A Shawnee firefighter stands near the overturned car.
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Shawnee firefighters and Johnson County Med-Act reported the person's injuries to be minor. The driver was the only occupant, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Police at the scene would not answer any questions regarding the accident or the condition of the driver.

Major Dan Tennis tells Operation 100 that the driver's injuries were "very minor."

Officers could be seen photographing an aluminum street light pole that had been knocked down and snapped in half, between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 62nd Terrace. A fence, a speed limit sign, and a concrete retaining wall on the west side of Shawnee Cycle Plaza were also damaged in the crash.

A Shawnee police officer photographs property damaged by the car
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Although officers would not confirm, it appears the Toyota Corolla was westbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway when the car jumped a curb, struck a light pole, crossed 62nd Terrace, struck a speed limit sign, crashed through a chain-link fence post and a concrete retaining wall, causing the car to roll and land on its roof in the east parking lot entrance of PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center.

The second accident was reported around 3:15 a.m. on the ramp from northbound Kansas Highway 7 to westbound 67th Street. Again, one vehicle had rolled, and came to rest off of the highway in a grassy area.

Major Tennis says, "the driver was going the wrong way on the off ramp from northbound K-7 to Shawnee Mission Parkway."

The driver of the second crash was not injured.

The third accident was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. on northbound Kansas Highway 7, south of Johnson Drive. A vehicle left the right shoulder of the road. It is unclear what the vehicle struck. One occupant of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Dense fog may have contributed to the accidents on Kansas Highway 7. Shawnee and the rest of Johnson County remain under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Saturday.

Major Tennis says "alcohol may be a factor in both, more so than the fog."

All three crashes remain under investigation. Shawnee Police have not released any additional information.

Shawnee Police, Fire and Johnson County Med-Act on the scene.
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Shawnee Fire on the scene
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Johnson County Med-Act on scene
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A Shawnee police officer photographs the path of the car
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The car came to rest in the east entrance to Mill Creek Center
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The overturned car and some of the debris scattered across the pavement.
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A Shawnee police officer writes down the car's information as a tow truck operator prepares to clean up the scene.
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A Shawnee police officer watches as the tow truck operator works to put the car back on its wheels.
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The tow truck operator putting the car back on its wheels before loading it onto the flatbed.
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Where the light pole belongs. Tracks from the car also visible in grass.
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The base of the light pole.
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Where the light pole ended up. The base is picture just below the street name sign and stop signs.
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The speed limit sign was thrown at least 10 feet.
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