Four-Vehicle Wreck Injures Four

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A four-vehicle collision sent four people to the hospital.

It happened around 11:20 am Thursday.

Topeka police say pickup westbound on SW 21st rear-ended a van that had slowed for a Volkswagon Beetle waiting to turn left onto Buchanan. The impact pushed the van into the eastbound lanes, where it collided head-on with an oncoming car.

The pickup kept going for a short distance, hitting the Beetle.

The car's driver had to be extricated and was taken to the hospital. Two adults and a child in the van also were hurt. None of the injuries was considered serious.

Police used surveillance video from a nearby business to verify how the wreck unfolded.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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