6 hurt, 3 seriously at K-150 intersection

Staff writer

Three ambulances, firefighters, a rescue squad, and a helicopter were needed Tuesday evening to handle six injuries, three apparently serious, in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 56/77 and K-150.

Two men driving in a Chevrolet passenger car crossed into the intersection, driving east onto K-150 without stopping at a stop sign on U.S. 56. A Jeep sport utility vehicle driving south on U.S. 56/77 collided with the car.

Ambulances from Marion, Florence, and Hillsboro responded to the accident. Four passengers in the SUV were taken to St. Luke Hospital. Two men from the car were taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital.

A St. Luke Hospital nurse said Tuesday night that the patients in the SUV, from Park City, did not have any obvious serious injuries, but the hospital’s CT scan was down and they could not rule out back injuries. Multiple patients were taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, both by ambulance and by helicopter.

Master Trooper Eric Rust, who was investigating the accident, said all passengers had Kansas identification or driver’s licenses. The Chevrolet was a rental car.

The Kansas Department of Transportation rated the intersection of U.S. 56/77 and K-150 as the most dangerous in the state in 2012. Last July, KDOT proposed construction of a roundabout at the intersection. No firm timetable for construction has been released.

Identities of the victims and their conditions were not available at press time.

 

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