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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Accident sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

  • A driver was taken to the hospital, and people were without power following a wreck Tuesday night on Eisenhower Road, a police official said.
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  • A driver was taken to the hospital, and people were without power following a wreck Tuesday night on Eisenhower Road, a police official said.
    The accident was reported around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday west of DeSoto Road.
    Sgt. Billy Blackwell II with the Lansing Police Department said a 25-year-old Leavenworth man was driving east on Eisenhower Road in a Nissan Maxima. He lost of control of the vehicle.
    Blackwell said the driver reported that a mechanical problem had caused the vehicle to jerk to the right.
    The car hit a curb and went off the road, striking a street light pole.
    "He took it completely out," Blackwell said.
    The segeant said the car then struck a guide wire for a utility pole. He said the car came to rest partially upside down. The front end of the vehicle was resting on the pole. The back end came to rest against the ground.
    "He crawled out of the window," Blackwell said of the driver.
    Blackwell said he didn't know the extent of the driver's injuries. The man, who was walking around at the scene, was transported by Leavenworth County EMS to the hospital.
    There were no passengers in the car.
    "We did lose power in the area," Blackwell said.
    He said the power came back on but Westar Energy personnel turned it off again because of danger from live wires at the scene.
    Blackwell said Eisenhower Road was closed to eastbound traffic at 10th Avenue for about an hour to 90 minutes because of the accident.
    Blackwell said he left the scene around 11 p.m. Power had not yet been restored but Westar Energy personnel were still working at the scene.

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