23rd Street reopens after injury accident at Massachusetts Street intersection

Two people were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon following an accident involving three vehicles near 23rd and Massachusetts streets, according to Lawrence police.

Police said about 1 p.m. the driver of a Honda Civic headed east on 23rd Street attempted to make a left turn but failed to yield to a westbound Infiniti sport utility vehicle that had a green light.

The collision sent the SUV into a nearby power pole, and the vehicle flipped onto its top. The 20-year-old driver and one 16-year-old passenger were taken to LMH via ambulance. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said. Another 16-year-old passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released, Murphree said.

The Honda was pushed into a Ford F-150 truck driven by a 62-year-old man. But the drivers of those vehicles were not hurt, Murphree said.

The scene caused police to block 23rd Street briefly after the wreck. Gina Penzig, a Westar Energy spokeswoman, said no power outages were reported due to the crash as the company’s crews responded to the scene to make repairs.


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