2 rushed to hospital when car found under semi-trailer in Manahttan

Riley County officials are alerting to a crash
Riley County officials are alerting to a crash(Riley County Police Department)
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 2:24 PM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Two people were rushed to the hospital when a crash sent one car underneath a semi-trailer in a busy Manhattan intersection on Wednesday afternoon.

The Riley County Police Department says that just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, emergency crews shut down the intersection of S Seth Child Rd. and Southwind Rd. as they responded to an accident.

RCPD told 13 NEWS that two patients were rushed to Ascension Via Christi Hosptial in Manhattan. Two cars did suffer front-end damage and one ended up underneath a semi-trailer.

After an investigation, officials said they found a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Rebecca Lazarus, 23, of Manhattan had been headed north on Seth Child when she turned west onto Southwind and hit a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by MacKenzie Clements, 21, also of Manhattan, as she was traveling south.

RCPD said the impact of the crash sent Lazarus’ Malibu spinning into a 2016 Hyundai semi-truck’s trailer axel. She was rushed to Ascencion Via Christi for treatment of arm and other injuries.

Meanwhile, the Department indicated that Clements was also taken to the hospital for treatment of rib pains while her passenger, Malia Clements, 19, was treated for a broken ankle.

The intersection reopened just after 2:45 p.m.

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