Archive for Wednesday, March 21, 2001

U.S. 59 accident injures two Baldwin teens

March 21, 2001

Two Baldwin teen-agers were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a wreck south of Lawrence, authorities said last Wednesday.

Holly L. Oneal, 17, and Sonya M. Parks, 18, received minor injuries in a crash that occurred shortly before 9 p.m. March 13 on U.S. Highway 59. Oneal had been stopped alongside the highway and began to merge back onto the road when she was struck from behind by a 1997 Nissan, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report.

The collision occurred, the report indicated, because the Nissan, which had moved into the left lane, didn't see Oneal's 1990 Ford. Oneal apparently had been blocked by a third vehicle that had stopped to help. The driver of the Nissan, Lauren D. Pringle, 85, Baldwin, wasn't injured.

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