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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Car goes airborne

  • A rural Leavenworth man was taken to the hospital Thursday after his car went airborne before striking a utility pole, according to information from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.
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  • A rural Leavenworth man was taken to the hospital Thursday after his car went airborne before striking a utility pole, according to information from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.
    The 75-year-old man's injuries were considered serious but not confirmed to be life threatening, according to the Sheriff's Office.
    The accident was report at 8:55 a.m. Thursday on Tonganoxie Drive south of 4-H Road.
    The man had been driving west in a 2005 Mini Cooper when he apparently suffered a medical problem. The car went off the road and vaulted at a former field access road. The car traveled about 60 feet while airborne. After landing, the car struck a wire fence before hitting the utility pole, according to the report.
    The driver was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., by Leavenworth County EMS. He had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
    The car was considered a total loss, according to the report.
     

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