Archive for Friday, January 7, 2011

Kansas Highway Patrol identifies Eudora woman, Missouri man as two injured in Thursday’s K-10 accident, near DeSoto

Lawrence man driving vehicle that lost control of its trailer, striking Missouri man’s vehicle

January 7, 2011

The male driver of the Chevrolet half-ton pick-up truck involved in an accident on Kansas Highway 10 on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was in critical condition. The accident was caused when a trailer came loose from the truck hauling it and crossed the median from the east-bound lane to the west-bound lane and struck the Chevrolet pick-up on its roof. The hauler of the trailer was not injured. West-bound K-10 is closed at Kill Creek Road and traffic is being diverted through De Soto to the Lexington Avenue exit.

The male driver of the Chevrolet half-ton pick-up truck involved in an accident on Kansas Highway 10 on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was in critical condition. The accident was caused when a trailer came loose from the truck hauling it and crossed the median from the east-bound lane to the west-bound lane and struck the Chevrolet pick-up on its roof. The hauler of the trailer was not injured. West-bound K-10 is closed at Kill Creek Road and traffic is being diverted through De Soto to the Lexington Avenue exit.

The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified a Raytown, Mo., man and a Eudora woman as the two people taken to hospitals during a rush-hour crash Thursday that closed westbound Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto.

According to a KHP report released Friday morning, Barry L. Clemons, 44, of Raytown, was injured when his westbound 2005 Chevrolet truck was struck by an trailer that came loose from an eastbound vehicle. After the collision with the trailer, a westbound 2008 Toyota Avalon then struck Clemons’ truck.

Clemons was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with disabling injuries. The report said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The Toyota’s driver, Joanne K. Kite, 49, Eudora, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with a possible injury. She wore her seat belt, according to the report.

The trailer crossed the median after it came unhitched from an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by Jerold D. Evans, 56, of Lawrence. No one was injured in Evans’ vehicle.

The wreck occurred at 3:44 p.m. near Lexington Avenue. The westbound lanes of the highway did not reopen for several hours, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

Comments

ronmelancon 3 years, 7 months ago

Just another horrific accident caused by an unregulated Utility Trailer Industry. Please go to www.dangeroustrailers.org and take note....NO NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ANY TRAILER just one pound under 3,000 GVWR.

Anybody can make one homemade...anybody can make a hitch..no inspections...no quality control.

Now while not wearing a seat belt is mentioned...lets not loose sight that a Runaway Trailer hit his truck. WE need to ask ...where were the safety chains? Most of the time they do not work as intended.

The trailer is over 3,000 GVWR and by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards that trailer should have working breaks and a breakaway cable...guess what it did not work.

Since 1975 over 15,523 lives gone...Since 1988 over 488,159 injured and no action from our Government? What is going on? Why do they try to stop our efforts...

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