Archive for Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Father, child on bike struck by car

September 5, 2006

A Eudora father and his young daughter were seriously injured Monday evening when their bicycle was struck by a motorist.

Two helicopter ambulances were dispatched to the accident scene near 14th and Ash streets in Eudora about 7:15 p.m. Monday. Police were not releasing any details, but eyewitnesses confirmed that a man and his preschool-aged daughter were struck by a car driven by a Eudora High School student.

Names of the victims and their conditions were not immediately available. The child was transported by Life Star helicopter to Children's Mercy Hospital. The man was transported by Life Net helicopter to University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Alisha Wingebach, a witness who called 911, said the father was pulling his daughter on 14th Street in a wagon-like carrier behind his bicycle when a westbound car struck them from behind. The accident shattered the windshield of the Mazda Protege.

The accident slowed traffic near 14th and Church streets as the two helicopters landed at nearby Nottingham Elementary School.

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