On Monday, August 2, 2010 at about 9:26 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to an injury accident at the 200 block of South Country Estates. Responding units discovered that a minivan and semi tractor trailer had a head on collision.
Investigating officers found that a green 1999 Dodge Caravan was traveling south on Country Estates and crossed into the northbound lane. A 1994 Freightliner was northbound on Country Estates. A witness reported the minivan was attempting to pass another southbound vehicle at the time of the accident.
The driver of the minivan, a 23 year old male, was transported to Southwest Medical Center by EMS in serious condition. He was later flown to Wichita for further care. The driver of the semi, a 64 year old male, was transported to Southwest Medical Center with minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation. Charges concerning any violations will be forthcoming.
Traffic was diverted around the area for about three hours. The road is now open to traffic.