A Leavenworth man went to the hospital after his vehicle overturned Wednesday night in the city, according to a police spokesman.


A Leavenworth man went to the hospital after his vehicle overturned Wednesday night in the city, according to a police spokesman.

The crash occurred around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday on Fourth Avenue Court, which is located in the area of Fourth Avenue and Sheridan Court.


A 19-year-old man was driving north in a 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit. He drove through part of a yard and hit a cement block.

The vehicle overturned and flipped back on its wheels, according to Maj. Robert Smith, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

Smith said the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

“He was partially ejected,” Smith said.

The driver suffered serious injury to one of his hands. He apparently was taken to Saint John Hospital by a friend. He later was transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., according to Smith.

The driver also is believed to have contacted a tow service to pick up his vehicle.

Smith said he believes hospital and tow service officials reported the crash to police.

The driver was cited for reckless driving, transporting an open container of alcohol and underage consumption of alcohol, Smith said.