High winds flip pickup off road PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:47

A red pickup lies in the ditch along Seward County Road J north of Liberal Monday afternoon after high winds caused the driver to lose control. Though the driver was assisted out of the truck, he was unharmed, according to authorities. Daily Leader photo/Jessica Crawford

By JESSICA CRWAFORD
• Daily Leader
A one-vehicle accident occurred north of Liberal Monday afternoon, although the driver was unharmed, assistance was needed in order to remove him from his pickup, Seward County Undersheriff Gene Austin said. 
“A 32-year-old Liberal resident was southbound on Road J, approximately 3/4 of a mile north of Road No. 7, the vehicle went out of control and rolled on its top,” Austin said. “We first thought he was pinned in the truck, but he just couldn’t get out. It smashed the top down and he couldn’t get out. He was transported to Southwest Medical Center for observation, but checked out.” 
As for the cause of the accident, Austin said it was unclear. However, he said, the wind could have played a role in the incident.

 
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Facebook

About The High Plains Daily Leader

The High Plains Daily Leader and Southwest Daily Times are published Sunday through Friday and reaches homes throughout the Liberal, Kansas retail trade zone. The Leader & Times is the official newspaper of Seward County, USD No. 480, USD No. 483 and the cities of Liberal and Kismet.  The Leader & Times is a member of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the Associated Press.

For more, contact us.

Subscribe

Get the Daily Leader delivered to your home for $101.45 per year in Liberal, or $140 outside Liberal. Call 620-626-0840 for a subscription today. You can receive the print edition or an electronic edition! To subscribe today, email circulation@hpleader.com.

RocketTheme Joomla Templates