A St. John teenager was seriously injured Thursday when she pulled a car in front of a semitrailer at the U.S. 50/U.S. 281 junction in Stafford County, 2.5 miles south of St. John.
Noelle Hannah Holmes, 18, was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. A spokesman for the hospital said she remained in critical condition Thursday evening.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Holmes was driving a northbound 2006 Dodge and had stopped at the intersection at 10:47 a.m., but pulled out from the stop sign in front of the westbound semi driven by Christina Marie Berry, 42, from Stroud, Okla. Berry was not injured. After the semi hit the car broadside, the car went into the ditch and rolled one time, coming to rest on its wheels.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.