Saturday, September 17, 2011
CSW BREAKING: 1-Vehicle Crash in South Overland Park KS Leaves Child Seriously Injured
It was a van whose driver tried to avoid a deer- went off the highway and rolled onto it's top in a ditch- and the call involved emergency services in 4 counties.
The first calls went out around 1:30 a.m. to Linn and Bourbon counties- the crash was "on northbound U.S. 69" but the male driver didn't know exactly where.
At 1:41 a.m.- emergency services in Miami county went searching U.S. 69 in their county until- at 2:21 a.m.- it was determined that the crash was actually in Johnson county- north of 179th Street.
Nearly an hour after the first reports of this crash- MEDACT-EMS reports "a 6-year-old female with facial lacerations" and other- possibly serious injuries.
She was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in KC-MO by MEDACT after a medical helicopter was cancelled.
Her father- a "34-year-old male-" was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in good condition.