Topeka Doctor Injured in Turnpike Wreck in Fair Condition

Dr. Alan Wynne, seen here in a Nov. 2006 interview with 13 News, was injured in an accident on the Kansas Turnpike Tuesday.
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A hosptial spokesperson at KU Medical Center says the Topeka doctor hurt in a wreck on the Kansas Turnpike Tuesday is in fair condition.

Alan Wynne had to be air-lifted to a Kansas City hospital after an accident on the Kansas Turnpike.

It happened just before 11 am Tuesday. The Kansas Turnpike Authority says Wynne was stopped on the right shoulder at mile post 200 near Lawrence when another vehicle driven by Randy Hilgers of Meriden struck his car.

KTA says Hilgers was passing cars on the right shoulder and also hit a road work sign before striking Wynne's car.

Wynne was taken by Lifestar helicopter to KU Medical Center.

Wynne is an endocrinologist with the Cotton-O'Neil Diabetes Center. Ironically, he and his wife were honored for pulling a woman from her burning car when they came upon the scene of an accident in Topeka in January 2004.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority reports that charges against Hilgers are pending investigation of the incident.