Kansas Highway Patrol responded to injury accidents in Russell County on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.
The first accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. last Thursday in the 19500 block of Homer Road, 2.7 miles East of Bunker Hill. An eastbound 2001 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Sarah A. Hearld, 37, of Russell, was traveling too fast and the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The truck entered the north ditch and rolled several times.
Hearld and passenger Don R. Bushell Jr., 32, of Dorrance, were taken to Russell Regional Hospital by Russell County EMS. Hearld was later transferred to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. They were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
The pickup was removed by B&C Auto.
Sunday’s accident occurred at 12:23 p.m. at the intersection of 1st and K-18 in the city limits of Lucas. A 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 truck driven by David A. Schoen, 20, of Sylvan Grove, was eastbound on K-18 and a 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Kerry R. Lindh, 64, of McPherson, was westbound on K-18. To avoid a rear-end collision with a separate vehicle, Schoen swerved left into the westbound lane and the truck was struck by the Prius on the passenger side.
Kerry Lindh and Mary K. Lindh, 57, were taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt.
The Prius was removed by A&D.
Schoen was not injured and the truck did not have to be removed.