Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2005

Motorcyclist is injured

June 2, 2005

A motorcyclist was flown from the scene of a Linwood accident Monday following a collision with another vehicle.

Kansas Highway Patrol records identified the motorcyclist as 42-year-old Overland Park resident Daniel J. Barks.

The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. Monday on Kansas Highway 32, near the highway's intersection with Bowen and in front of Stout's Corner convenience store.

Barks was driving east on K-32 when his bike was struck by a westbound passenger vehicle attempting to make a turn onto a street in Linwood, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Charles Yates said.

The driver of the other vehicle, a woman, left the scene of the accident in the vehicle, but officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol and the sheriff's office located her a short time later at a Linwood residence, Yates said.

Law enforcement officials located her after receiving a tip and a vehicle tag number from a witness.

Highway patrol records viewed Tuesday indicate 40-year-old Linwood resident Paula M. Montes was the driver of the second vehicle, a 1999 Ford coupe.

Deborah Owens, special projects director for the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office, said Montes had been arrested and was transferred to the Leavenworth County Jail, where she remained in custody Wednesday.

Charges have not been filed.

Although Barks' injuries were initially unknown, a spokesperson at the University of Kansas Hospital where he was taken said Barks was receiving treatment and was listed in fair condition.

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