Second rollover accident at same intersection in Osage City

A 1997 Nissan truck ended upside down in a drainage ditch after a collision in Osage City.

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – For the second time in a month, a rollover collision has occurred at the same uncontrolled intersection in an Osage City residential neighborhood.

The Osage City Police Department reported that officers were called around 7:56 a.m. Sept. 6, 2016, to the intersection of Ellinwood Street and Topeka Street, where a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder was upside down in a drainage ditch.

OCPD reported that Patty Fleak, 63, Osage City, was driving a 2007 Saturn Ion southbound on Topeka Street and collided with the Nissan, which was driven by James Curtis, 16, Osage City, that was heading eastbound on Ellinwood Street.

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Patty Fleak’s 2007 Saturn sustained heavy front end damage in the collision.

When the two vehicles entered the uncontrolled intersection, the Saturn struck the Nissan in the middle of the driver’s side. The Nissan struck and snapped a utility pole before flipping over and coming to rest upside down in a drainage ditch.

Police said Curtis was able to crawl out of his vehicle and had minor injuries. Fleak suffered minor scrapes relating to the airbag deployment. A backseat passenger in the Saturn, Haleigh DuBois, 12, had possible injuries and complained of head and back pain. All occupants refused medical transport at the scene.

Osage County EMS, Osage County Fire Dist No. 2, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, and Osage City’s electric and street departments assisted at the scene.

On Aug. 8, 2016, an Osage County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a passenger car collided in the same intersection, causing the sheriff’s vehicle to roll onto its side. See story here.

Information and photos thanks to Osage City Police Department.


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