Friday, October 4, 2013
Three people have been hurt in an accident involving a semi and another vehicle near Hutchinson.
It happened around 2:15 Friday afternoon at the intersection of Obee Road and G Avenue, east of Hutchinson.
Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson said a Cheney Door Company work truck was heading south on Obee Road when it was hit by an eastbound Southeast Sand semi truck.
The driver of the Cheney Door truck, 50-year-old Michael Bollinger, was flown to Via Christi on St. Francis in Wichita with serious injuries. A passenger was taken to a Hutchinson hospital for observation.
The driver of the semi was not hurt.
“An above ground gas line riser was breached and a power pole knocked over, causing additional hazards,” Henderson said.
The intersection was closed, and Reno County Emergency Management officials said homes were not evacuated, but residents were asked to stay away from the area as a precaution.