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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Two injured in crash

  • Two people were taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle accident Tuesday in south Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
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  • Two people were taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle accident Tuesday in south Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
    The accident was reported at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday at Fourth Street and Muncie Road.
    A 65-year-old Leavenworth man had been traveling north in a 2012 Honda CR-V. But he stopped at a red light and was waiting to make a left turn from a turn lane, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    The vehicle was rear-ended by a 2004 Kia Rio. The Kia then continued traveling along the driver’s side of the Honda, sideswiping the CR-V. The Kia then collided with a box truck that was being turned onto Fourth Street from Muncie Road, according to Nicodemus.
    The Kia’s driver, a 28-year-old Leavenworth man, and his passenger, a 2-year-old boy, were transported to separate hospitals by Leavenworth County EMS.
    “The child had some injuries to the head and chest,” Nicodemus said.
    The injuries were not considered life-threatening.
    The 28-year-old man had abdominal pain.
    The drivers of the Honda and box truck were not injured. The truck was driven by a 44-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man.
    Everyone involved in the accident had been wearing a seat belt, according to Nicodemus.
    “The Kia and Honda were towed,” Nicodemus said. “The large truck was drivable.”
    The deputy chief said police are still evaluating whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Nicodemus said there is evidence the Kia driver may have been under the influence.
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