Archive for Thursday, October 13, 2011

Linn County man injured in motorcycle wreck south of Tonganoxie

Motorcyclist taken to KU Hospital

Leavenworth County Sheriff's officials work the scene of a motorcycle accident that occurred about 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, about a mile south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40. The bike's driver, Eldon Barrett of Parker, was taken to Kansas University Hospital by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services after the wreck. Barrett lost control of the bike and hit the ditch, which caused the bike to travel about 20 yards before coming to rest, according to two others who were riding with him.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's officials work the scene of a motorcycle accident that occurred about 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, about a mile south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40. The bike's driver, Eldon Barrett of Parker, was taken to Kansas University Hospital by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services after the wreck. Barrett lost control of the bike and hit the ditch, which caused the bike to travel about 20 yards before coming to rest, according to two others who were riding with him.

October 13, 2011, 11:39 a.m.

Updated: October 13, 2011, 5:02 p.m.

A 74-year-old Linn County man was injured in a motorcycle accident just after 10 a.m. Thursday about a mile south of Tonganoxie.

Eldon L. Barrett was heading north on U.S. Highway 24-40 on a 2000 Honda Shadow when his steering column started to wobble and he lost control of the bike, two people who were riding motorcycles with Barrett told Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officials.

Lt. Mark Metcalf with the sheriff’s office said it appeared Barrett lost control of the bike on a curve in the road, went off to the right of the road and hit a ditch. The bike, with Barrett still on it, traveled about 20 yards before coming to rest in a field. Metcalf said Barrett suffered a leg injury, but was unsure whether there were additional injuries.

The man was taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services to Kansas University Hospital.

Barrett was wearing a helmet, Metcalf said, and is from Parker, about 15 miles south of Osawatomie.

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