One injured in two-vehicle rollover crash in North Topeka

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal – June 30, 2015

Photos by Phil Anderson.

Photos by Phil Anderson.

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A two-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning in North Topeka sent a man to a local hospital with injuries that police said weren’t considered life-threatening.

The accident was reported about 11 a.m. at N.W. Paramore and Topeka Boulevard.

Police Sgt. Byron Endsley said at the scene the collision occurred when a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle that was headed east on N.W. Paramore and attempting to cross N.W. Topeka Boulevard collided with a northbound Honda Ridgeline sport utility truck.

Endsley said the man driving the Dodge failed to yield to traffic on N.W. Topeka Boulevard.

Upon impact, the Dodge spun around and ended up on its passenger side. It came to rest facing west on the east side of the intersection.

It took about 20 minutes for firefighters to extricate the driver, who was alone in the Dodge. The driver then was able to stand up under his own power before he was placed on a stretcher and taken to a waiting American Medical Response ambulance.

The driver was wearing a seat belt and complained only of pain associated with the seat belt and shoulder restraint.

The woman driving the Honda and two young children also were properly restrained in their vehicle, authorities said. Police said no one in the Honda was injured.

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