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Area residents in injury accidents
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A Claflin woman was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Monday after the car she was in was rear-ended by another car on NE 130 Road and K-156, 1 mile north of Claflin, around 7:35 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Karen Agnew, 49, sustained possible injury.

Agnew was a passenger in the car driven by Gertrude Ann Martin, 26, of Junction City, who was not injured. They were stopped waiting for traffic at the intersection when a car driven by Denise Renee Schmidt, 34, of Claflin came from behind and was unable to stop in time. All women were wearing seat belts and the vehicles did not have to be towed.

KHP also worked an injury accident at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in Pratt County, where a driver who was slowing to make a left turn into a private drive was rear-ended by a pickup on U.S. 281.

Kevin L. Harbert, 36, of Kingman, was taken to Pratt Regional Medical Center with undetermined injury. He was driving the Toyota truck that was slowing to turn off the highway near NE 40th St. The other driver was Vernon A. Ralston, 69, of St. John, in a Ford F-150. He was not injured. Both vehicles were removed. Harbert was not wearing a seat belt, but Ralston was.