Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2004

Teenagers injured in Wednesday wreck

May 27, 2004

Five Baldwin City teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday evening in west Baldwin. Four of the five were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, while the fifth, Hannah Mackie, was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she underwent surgery for internal bleeding, according to the Baldwin Police Department.

No official condition was available on Mackie, 16, 601 Lawrence St., on Friday.

The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Lawrence St. when the car, driven northbound by Jessica Schoonover, 17, 83 E. 1100 Rd., went out of control after crossing the railroad tracks and hit a tree, according to the BCPD.

Other passengers in the car were Amanda Schoonover, 16, 83 E. 1100 Rd.; Elizabeth Beaulieu, 16, 221 Santa Fe; and Meryl Baker, 17, 614 Ninth. All passengers were taken by ambulance to LMH, while the driver was taken by private vehicle, the BCPD said.

All four passengers had their seat belts fastened, while the driver didn't, the BCPD said. She was cited for reckless driving and not wearing a seat belt, police said.

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