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BSCO, GBPD respond to injury crashes
Juvenile pedestrian sustains minor injuries
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Barton County Sheriffs Office deputies respond to a two-vehicle injury crash, Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 50 Road. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Local law enforcement responded to injury crashes Monday and Tuesday, including a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Great Bend.
Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash around 3:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the intersection of U.S. 281 at NE 50 Road.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a 1998 Buick Century operated by Janel D. Tracy, 35, of Great Bend, was southbound on U.S. 281 when a 2001 Cadillac Deville operated by Ashley F. Vanaman, 17, of Hoisington, failed to stop before entering the highway. The Vanaman vehicle collided with the Buick and continued east, crashing through a fence and coming to stop in a pasture. Vanaman was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Hoisington EMS.
“None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening,” Bellendir said. “The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by units from the Hoisington EMS and Fire Department as well as the Kansas Department of Transportation. U.S. 281 was blocked for about one hour while the accident was under investigation.”

Great Bend Police officers responded to a second injury crash shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, at the intersection of 19th and Harrison. According to a GBPD news release, a vehicle struck a juvenile pedestrian, who was alert and talking when Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance EMTs arrived. The juvenile was transported to Great Bend Regional with minor injuries. The case was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon.