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Baldwin City man injured in Monday evening accident

August 4, 2011

A Baldwin City man was taken to the hospital Monday following an accident in the central part of the city.

Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis said Stan Vickers, 60, was injured in the accident that occurred at 6:47 p.m. Monday. Vickers was southbound of Fifth Street on a 2009 Kymco motor scooter when he collided with a Volkswagen driven by Olivia Catloth, 21, of Baldwin City, the chief said.

Vickers, 60, was thrown over the hood of the Volkswagen, breaking out its windshield. Vickers was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation, and no citations have been issued as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Neis said. There are stop signs for north- and southbound Fifth Street traffic at the intersection.

Vickers was initially taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later Monday was transferred to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. He remained in the hospital early Wednesday afternoon, but said he hoped to be released later in the day.

“We’re doing far better than we were doing Monday evening and Tuesday,” Vickers said. “I’ve been blessed by multiple, multiple friends and people who I didn’t know but are in my life.

“There’s been a little bit of trauma, but everything is realigning itself with lots of prayers and God’s hands.”

Vickers owns Antiques on the Prairie in Baldwin City. The store remains open with booth owners and Vickers’ associates covering in his absence, Nancy Lytle, Baldwin City, said at the store Wednesday.

She said there was a “Friends of Stan’s” donation box at the store for those who would like to help Vickers with his expenses from the accident.

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