Three-vehicle crash involving USD 501 vehicle slows traffic

No serious injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash late Wednesday morning at S.W. 49th...
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 11:24 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - No serious injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash that involved a Topeka Unified School District 501 pickup truck late Wednesday morning in south Topeka.

The collision was reported around 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at S.W. 49th and Topeka Boulevard.

Shawnee County sheriff’s officials told 13 NEWS at the scene that a silver Ford Ranger pickup truck, a white Ford F-150 pickup truck and a white Honda Pilot collided in the intersection.

Sheriff’s officials said the preliminary investigation indicated the collision occurred as the Ford Ranger -- which was eastbound at a stop sign on S.W. 49th -- attempted to cross the southbound lanes of Topeka Boulevard to make a left turn onto northbound Topeka Boulevard.

Sheriff’s officials said the Ford Ranger didn’t make it to the center median area before southbound vehicles entered the intersection.

Following the collision, the Ford Ranger came to rest facing southwest in the ditch on the west side of Topeka Boulevard, immediately south of S.W. 49th.

Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 from Topeka USD 501 came to rest facing south in the grassy median area between the north- and southbound lanes of Topeka Boulevard, just south of S.W. 49th.

The Honda Pilot came to rest facing southeast in the S.W. 49th Street crossing between the north- and southbound lanes of Topeka Boulevard.

At least one person in the crash reported pain as a result of the collision, but no one in any of the three vehicles required ambulance transportation to the hospital.

Both south- and northbound traffic near the intersection was slowed for about 45 minutes as crews responded to the scene.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene.