Archive for Monday, May 30, 2005

Motorcyclist injured in Linwood accident

May 30, 2005

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

The accident occurred sometime after 1 p.m. Monday on Kansas Highway 32 in front of Stout's Corner convenience store.

The motorcycle was traveling east on K-32 when it 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.

At 2:20 p.m. Monday, officers placed a handcuffed woman wearing a green shirt in the back of a patrol car that was parked outside Linwood City Hall, located near the intersection of Third and Main streets. Yates confirmed that the woman was the driver of the other vehicle and said that a highway patrol trooper was escorting her to jail.

The sex, identity and scope of injuries that motorcyclist sustained were not immediately known. However, law enforcement officers said the victim was transported via an emergency helicopter to an area hospital for treatment at approximately 2:15 p.m.

At about that time a green BMW motorcycle could still be seen lying on its side in a ditch just east of the convenience store parking lot. A dark helmet was sitting on the ground near the bike, which was partially smeared with grass and dirt.

For more details watch Thursday's edition of The Sentinel.

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