Slippery road conditions may be to partially to blame for two rush hour accidents – an injury accident in Spring Hill and an accident in Gardner on Feb. 8.
Just evening rush hour was gearing up, a truck traveling north on Renner Road struck an eastbound passenger car on 191st Street in Spring Hill. Both vehicles had only one occupant.
The driver of the car, a woman whose name has not yet been released, was extracted from the car and taken to a local hospital.
The man driving the truck was ejected from his vehicle, but Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies found him walking around when they arrived on the scene. He was also taken to an area hospital, but his condition and name had not been released at press time.
Within a half hour of Tuesday’s accident in Spring Hill, Gardner Police were responding to an accident in their community.
According to Ilena Spalding, Gardner Police Department Public Information Officer, the accident was a T-bone situation on 175th Street at the Interstate 35 interchange.
A passenger car, with two 19-year-old females inside, got off at the wrong I-35 exit and were attempting to cross onto the I-35 exit ramp. A pickup truck, with a male driver in his mid-20s, struck the passenger car. Officers responded to the accident at 5:28 p.m.
Both females were transported to the hospital due to minor injuries related to airbag deployments.
Traffic accidents keep officers busy Feb. 8