Three one-vehicle accidents over the weekend sent area residents to three different hospitals, according to Kansas Highway Patrol logs. The most serious accident occurred Friday night in Ellsworth County.
Brandon J. Wright, 32, of Ellsworth, was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The 1991 Chevrolet pickup he was driving went off K-14 for an unknown reason, came back onto the highway and rolled one time, ejecting Wright, who was not wearing a seat belt. The accident occurred at 9:40 p.m., 11 miles south of the K-14/K-156 junction.
A hospital spokesman said Wright remained in serious condition Monday afternoon.
The pickup was removed by Lyons Wrecker Service.
Russell County rollover
Seat belts protected four teenagers from Russell from serous injury Sunday night in a one-car rollover accident in Russell County. The accident occurred at 10:40 p.m., half a mile north of Saline Road on 180th St., or 11 miles north of Russell. A 2005 Ford Mustang driven by Dalton Lee Keller, 17, was southbound on 180th St. when it entered the west ditch. The driver over-corrected and the car slid into the east ditch, rolling one time. Dalton J. Brand, 17, and Chandler Allie Reich, 16, were not injured. Taylor Nicole Hecker, 17, was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with a possible injury.
The car was removed by A & D Towing.
Sterling woman injured
At Sterling woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-car accident in Franklin County. The accident occurred at 3:18 p.m. on Interstate 35, 5 miles south of Wellsville.
A 2003 Toyota Avalon driven by Melanie K. Twineham, 64, of Hutchinson left the right-hand side of the road. When the driver over-corrected, the car came back into the lane of travel but the driver lost control. The car traveled back off the right-hand side of the roadway through a ditch, hitting a tree. Twineham was not injured but passenger Marilyn P. Lawrence, 86, of Sterling was taken to the Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa with undetermined injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.
The car was removed by Bell’s Wrecker.