Three injured in crash in Douglas County

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Post updated at 12:04 p.m. Saturday, July 9:

Two drivers suffered injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and a passenger suffered minor injuries in a crash Saturday morning in Douglas County, according to the sheriff’s office.


Around 8 a.m. Saturday, a 42-year-old driver heading eastbound on North 600 Road pulled out from a stop sign to cross East 1700 Road, according to a sheriff’s office news release. A 47-year-old woman driving southbound on East 1700 Road struck the eastbound vehicle, the release said.

The area is near Vinland, a couple of miles north of Baldwin City.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to LMH Health by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, and the driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to LMH by a personal vehicle. A passenger in the eastbound vehicle suffered minor injuries but was not transported from the scene, according to the release.

“Upon investigation, the driver of the eastbound vehicle will be cited for failing to yield the right of way to the southbound vehicle,” according to the release.

East 1700 Road northbound and southbound were closed at North 600 Road as deputies investigated the crash. The intersection had reopened to traffic about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the release.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts, according to the sheriff’s office.

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