Wreck Closes Sardou Bridge

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

TOPEKA - Topeka Police continue investigating an accident that closed the Sardou Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the bridge around 12:30 p.m. They say an eastbound Dodge Intrepid crossed the center lane, and struck the side of the bridge, a utility pole and an oncoming vehicle.

The utility pole fell over and sparked a small grass fire.

The cause of the accident is under investigation..

The 69-year-old driver of the westbound vehicle and her 15-year-old passenger were not injured. The driver of the Intrepid, 45-year-old Brenda Sleep, was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The brdige was closed for a time while crews cleared away the wreck, but was later reopened.


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