Two injured in early-morning crash Thursday in central Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in central Topeka.
The crash was reported around 5 a.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of S.W. Topeka Boulevard. The location was on the southeast edge of the Stormont Vail Events Center.
Police at the scene told 13 NEWS that a green Ford Escape sport utility vehicle was southbound on Topeka Boulevard when it left the right -- or west -- side of the street, went up and over a sidewalk and crashed through a stone retaining wall.
The Ford, which had substantial front-end damage, came to rest facing south on the west side of the wall, which was about 3-feet high at that location.
Both of the Ford’s occupants were taken to American Medical Response ambulances. After they were treated at the scene, both of the individuals were taken by ambulance to a Topeka hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
A large pile of rubble from the stone wall could be seen in the sidewalk along the west side of Topeka Boulevard.
Southbound traffic on S.W. Topeka Boulevard was restricted to one lane while crews cleared the scene.
Northbound traffic was allowed to proceed through the area unimpeded.
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