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June 17th, 2019

6 7 19 accidentFirst responders clean up following an accident involving three vehicles Friday afternoon near Braum’s. Drivers of two of the vehicles and three passengers were taken to nearby Southwest Medical Center with minor injuries. L&T photo/Robert PierceROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times

 

Two drivers and three young passengers went to Southwest Medical Center, all with minor injuries, Friday afternoon following a three-vehicle accident in north Liberal.

A press release from Liberal Police Department Capt. Pat McClurg said the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, when emergency responders were dispatched to Kansas Avenue and Medical Drive for a reported injury accident.

“Responding officers found a Silverado pickup had rear ended a vehicle which caused a secondary collision with another vehicle,” he said.

McClurg said investigating officers found a 34-year-old female was driving the 2005 Silverado and was traveling south on Kansas.

“A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by a 50-year-old female, was stopped in traffic behind a 2017 Ford Explorer, driven by a 76-year-old male,” he said. “The Silverado rear ended the Trailblazer which caused the Trailblazer to collide with the Explorer.”

McClurg said investigators determined the driver of the Silverado became distracted while looking at her GPS unit.

“The driver of the Silverado and her three passengers, ages 10, 9 and 7, were transported to Southwest Medical Center by Seward County EMS with minor injuries,” he said. “The driver of the Trailblazer went to Southwest Medical Center by private vehicle. She had minor injuries.”

McClurg said the Silverado was towed from the scene because of extensive front end damage, and the driver was issued a citation for inattentive driving.

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