A Great Bend woman who fell asleep while driving Friday afternoon was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital, along with a 3-year-old passenger, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
KHP responded to injury crashes in Barton and Stafford counties on Friday.
According to the KHP Online Crashlogs, a one-vehicle crash occurred at 3:50 p.m. Nancy J. Siefers, 62, of Great Bend, fell asleep while driving west on K-4, approximately 1.5 miles east of Claflin in Barton County. The 2004 Mercury Sable she was operating left the roadway, vaulted and collided with the ditch bottom. The car traveled approximately 800 feet before coming to rest in the ditch.
Siefers and 3-year-old Quincy M. Dunlap of Claflin sustained undetermined injuries. KHP reports Siefers was wearing a seat belt and the child was in a booster seat at the time of the accident.
Stafford County crash
A Stafford County collision was reported at 10:23 a.m. Friday on NW 60th Ave. and NW 170th St., 2 miles east of Radium.
A 2015 Chevrolet pickup driven by Teddy J. Trinka, 63, Hoisington, was northbound on 60th Ave. and entered the intersection at the same time as a 2017 Dodge pickup driven by Ricky Lynn Popp, 49, of Great Bend, which was westbound on NW 170th St. The Dodge hit the other pickup in the passenger door.
Trinka was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries. KHP reports he was not wearing a seat belt. Popp was wearing a safety restraint and was not injured.