Head-On Collision Sends Two To Hospital

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TECUMSEH, Kan. - Shawnee County Sheriff deputies say they received a call of an injury auto accident at 5:21 p.m. Thursday on Highway 40 near Green Road.

Officials say a 2007 Chevy Malibu was eastbound on Highway 40. They say a couple of vehicles in front of the Malibu were slowing just past Green Road because the lead vehicle was turning into a private drive.

Deputies say the driver Malibu could not slow in time and swerved into the westbound lane to avoid rear-ending the vehicle in front of it.

A Ford pickup westbound of Highway 40 collided head-on with the Malibu, sending the pickup into the highway railing. No other vehicles were damaged.

Officials say the female driver of the Malibu was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital and the male driver of the pickup was taken to St. Francis Hospital, both in Topeka. Both were transported code yellow with non life-threatening injuries.

Neither drivers had passengers in their vehicles and officials say both were wearing their seatbelts.