Hays Post – November 21, 2014
Two people were injured in a 5-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 just before 4 p.m. on Friday in Wabaunsee County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a four vehicles were stopped in traffic and a fire truck was legally parked on the shoulder eastbound on Interstate 70 two miles west of Maple Hill.
An eastbound 2002 Jeep Liberty driven by Brooke Alexandra Doerr, 23, Topeka, rear-ended a 2012 Acura MDX driven by Terry L. Stevens, 49, Overland Park.
The Acura rear-ended a 1999 Ford pickup driven by John Karl Wolfram, 51, Kansas City, and pushed it into a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by Robert F. Nelson, 56, Emporia.
Then the Jeep went across the lane and hit the fire truck.
Doerr and Wolfram was transported to Stormont Vail.
Stevens and two passengers in the Acura were not injured.
Nelson and a passenger in the Toyota were not injured.
Nobody was in the fire truck.
The KHP reported all were properly restrained at the time of the accident.
MANHATTAN- First responders are working a pair of accidents on eastbound Interstate 70 two miles west of the Maple Hill exit shortly before 4 p.m.
The first accident involved at least one vehicle that rolled onto the shoulder.
The second appears to have happened after a vehicle failed to slow for the first accident and collided with an emergency vehicle that was on the scene.
The following is from WIBW:
A 5-vehicle pileup sent two people to the hospital and caused major delays for rush hour drivers on I-70 on Friday afternoon. Reports indicate traffic was at a near standstill in eastbound for nearly two hours before finally clearing up around 6:00 p.m.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the happened around 4:00 p.m. about two miles west of the Maple Hill exit and after authorities had already responded to another rollover wreck that was stopping traffic. No one was hurt in that earlier wreck.
Three of the vehicles had come to a stop and a fire truck was parked on the right shoulder when a Jeep Liberty driven by 23 year-old Brooke Doerr rear-ended an Acura MDX and bounded across the lane and ran into the fire truck. After it was hit from behind, the Acura, was forced into a Ford truck which then hit a Toyota Camry.
Doerr was taken to the hospital with potentially serious injuries. The driver of the Ford truck John Wolfram, 51, of Kansas City, went to the hospital as well with what was described as a possible injury.