Archive for Thursday, July 6, 2000

Slick roads contribute to accident

July 6, 2000

Wet, slippery roads appear to have been the cause of a two-car accident on K-10 highway last Friday.

Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Eudora Medical Services responded to an accident at the intersection of highways K-10 and 442 at 10:05 a.m. on June 30. Lt. Don Crowe said a Pontiac Grand Am eastbound on K-10 driven by Lacey Wiles, Lawrence, began hydroplaning.

"She went through the median strip and in the process her vehicle did a 180," Crowe said.

A white van traveling westbound on K-10 tried to avoid the oncoming vehicle, Crowe said, but was unable to, rearending the Grand Am which was sliding backwards in the westbound lane. Shawn Hargrove, Kansas City, Mo. was the driver of the van.

"The white van (driver) saw her coming and moved over but just couldn't get over far enough," Crowe said.

The van hit the rear of the Grand Am, then crossed the median strip across eastbound traffic and stopped in the opposite ditch.

Hargrove refused treatment at the scene. Wiles was transported to Lawrence Medical Hospital and released the same day.

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