Two wrecks, two injuries, on ATCO's Edwards Rd

(KAIR)--Two separate Atchison County crashes, both occurring on Edwards Road this week, sent both drivers to the hospital.

The first of the two, involving a collision with two cows, happened Wednesday night, in the 8000 block of Edwards Road, in Rural Atchison County, where Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says his deputies responded "for a report of an injury wreck."

When they arrived, they learned that 56-year-old Effingham resident, Gerald Boyle, had been southbound on the road when he encountered the two cows standing in the roadway. According to Laurie, in a release, Boyle struck the animals, causing his pickup truck "to veer off the road to the east and come to rest in the field."

Atchison County EMS transported Boyle from the scene, taking him to Amberwell Atchison for the treatment of what Laurie calls "possible head, neck, and back" injuries.

Both of the cows, owned by Lancaster resident Dwight Scholz, were killed in the wreck, which occurred around 11:20 Wednesday night.

The second crash happened early Friday morning, around 5:30, also on Edwards Road, but this time near 222nd Road, where a southbound Ford Bronco crashed into a creek, then rolled over.

According to the release from Laurie, 42-year-old Elizabeth Wingo, of Effingham, was southbound on Edwards Road when her Bronco left the roadway to the east, struck a sign and concrete culver, which caused the vehicle to go through a creek before rolling multiple times before coming to a stop upright, on its wheels.

Atchison County EMS assisted the Sheriff's Office at the scene, with Wingo transported to Topeka's Stormont-Vail for the treatment of what Laurie identified as "unknown minor injuries."

© Many Signals Communications

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.

Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

Click here to review our Terms of Use.