Archive for Thursday, July 27, 2000

KDOT worker accident backs up K-10

July 27, 2000

An accident involving a Kansas Department of Transportation worker backed up traffic on K-10 highway Monday morning.

Joint efforts between Johnson and Douglas County officials and medical workers brought the man medical attention, who was then flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Troy Hickman, Topeka, was unloading concrete slabs for a construction project at K-10 and milepost 13, south of Intech Business Park when he lost control of the slabs, which then pinned him to the ground.

Lt. Kathy Tate, Douglas County Sheriff's Department, said one of her officers was on the scene. She said the call came in at 10:05 a.m.

"Hickman was unloading concrete forms when he lost control of them," Tate said, reading the report. "The concrete forms knocked him to the ground and the forms fell on his right leg and right arm."

Johnson County Medical Service, Johnson County Sheriff's Department, Eudora Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Johnson County District No. 3 Fire Department and Lawrence Fire and Medical were all on scene.

After authorities stopped eastbound traffic, Lifestar flew Hickman to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Lifestar, a medical helicopter transportation service, left the scene at 10:30 a.m.

Hickman was treated and released later that day.

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