Early Morning Accidents Tie Up Traffic

By: Phil White Email
By: Phil White Email

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies say two women suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when their car drifted off the road and got stuck on railroad tracks in southeast Wichita.

Sgt. Dale Butcher said two cars were traveling together down Clifton near K-15 when the driver of one of the cars, Danielle Leslie, lost control on a curve. That car left the street, hit the railroad tracks and became stuck. The women inside got out before the vehicle was struck by a train, but they were treated for minor injuries suffered in the collision with the tracks.

A man in his 20s was taken to Wesley Medical Center after an accident that happened about the same time a short distance away.

The driver, Alfred Dixon, Jr., was traveling south on Turnpike Drive, toward K-15, at a high rate of speed when he lost control on a curve and struck a power pole.

Dixon was initially pinned in his vehicle. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable.

Alcohol may have been factors in that crash, Butcher said.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A man has been rushed to a Wichita hospital in critical condition after a one-vehicle crash in southeast Wichita. A separate crash between a car and a train is also affecting traffic in that area.

Both accidents occurred just after 5 a.m. A man in his 20s was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition after his car struck a pole near K-15 and Turnpike Drive.

Drivers are being asked to avoid MacArthur at K-15 due to another injury accident. One person has minor injuries after a car struck a train, according to emergency dispatchers. However, that accident has MacArthur closed.

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