Man injured in highway accident
A man was injured when he was hit by a car late Friday night, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to Baldwin City police.
Gene Dunn, 38, Soqel, Calif., was crossing U.S. Highway 56 after buying a pizza at Pizza Hut, said Police Chief Steve Butell. He was returning to the Maple Leaf Motel, where he was staying.
Apparently Dunn did not see the car driven by Jennifer Windler, 21, Overland Park. Windler swerved to miss Dunn, but Dunn tried to avoid getting hit by moving in the same direction. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He complained of leg and arm pains.
Sgt. Colleen Larson said Windler had slowed down for a car turning in front of her, so she was not traveling at a high rate of speed when she hit Dunn.
Butell said Dunn was in town doing some local work.