Three-vehicle accident occurs near St. John
One person was taken to the Stafford County Hospital and others reported possible injury Thursday after a motorist swerved to avoid a Freightliner truck that turned in front of him on U.S. 281, about six miles north of St. John.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports the Freightliner, driven by Robert G. Williamson, 55, St. John, was southbound making a left turn onto NE 100 St. at 8:25 a.m. Brandon L. Schock, 36, of Bismarck, N.D., was northbound in a Dodge Ram and made an avoidance maneuver into the southbound lane. A Ford F-450 pulling a trailer and driven by Joseph A. Gerritzen, 46, Ellinwood, was southbound behind the Freightliner and collided with the Dodge pickup, while the Freightliner went into the northwest ditch.
Schock was taken to the hospital. Gerritzen and his passenger, Dwight D. Selle, 53, Great Bend, were injured but transported by private vehicle, while Williamson was not injured.
Ellinwood woman injured in McPherson County
An Ellinwood woman was injured Wednesday in McPherson County after failing to yield at a stop sign and being hit by another vehicle, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Joyce Burress, 73, was driving a Chrysler minivan on U.S. 56, just west of the I-135 junction, at 6:21 p.m. The van was hit by a GMC Yukon driven by Holly N. Nickel, 27, of Hillsboro. Nickel and three children in the truck were not injured, all were wearing safety restraints. Burress was taken to Memorial Hospital in McPherson.