Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2018

Shawnee man injured in car versus tree on Blackfish Parkway

Shawnee Firefighters and Johnson County Med-Act Paramedics worked for about 25 minutes to safely remove the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette after it crashed, driver's door first, into a tree in the 13600 block of Blackfish Parkway on Wednesday.

Shawnee Firefighters and Johnson County Med-Act Paramedics worked for about 25 minutes to safely remove the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette after it crashed, driver's door first, into a tree in the 13600 block of Blackfish Parkway on Wednesday.

October 11, 2018

Firefighters removed both doors and the halo from the Targa top Corvette before the driver could be safely removed.

Firefighters removed both doors and the halo from the Targa top Corvette before the driver could be safely removed.

Police used green spray paint to mark what they believe to be the path the vehicle took off the roadway and into the tree.

Police used green spray paint to mark what they believe to be the path the vehicle took off the roadway and into the tree.

Shawnee Police say a 24-year-old resident of the city was injured early Wednesday afternoon when he slid his Chevrolet Corvette into a tree.

The crash occurred just after 12:15 p.m. in the 13600 block of Blackfish Parkway, just east of Park Street.

Major Sam Larson of the Shawnee Police Department says the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette was westbound on Blackfish Parkway, west of Pflumm Road when the driver lost control.

The Corvette skidded across the eastbound lane of Blackfish, jumped the curb, crossed the sidewalk, and skidded sideways through the grass until it struck a tree on the driver's door.

Firefighters worked for about 25 minutes to free the driver who was trapped inside the car. No one else was in the car when the crash occurred.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The man's injuries were non-life threatening.

Police continue to investigate what may have caused the driver to lose control.

This same stretch of Blackfish Parkway has been the scene of several serious crashes, including one death in June 2014 just across the street from Wednesday's crash.

A car crashed into a house at Blackfish Parkway and Pflumm Road in December 2011.

A man was injured in April 2014 after he failed to make a turn just west of Pflumm Road, crashed through two privacy fences, a backyard, scraped a home's foundation, and then crashed head-on into a tree.


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