Wet pavement caused Sept. 17 injury accident

September 18, 2013 

Wet pavement as a result of rain that fell in the area Sept. 17 caused a car to veer off the road and injure three people, including two juveniles.

According to the Lee’s Summit Police Department, a single car accident at 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of Chipman Road near N.W. Bent Tree Drive was caused after the 18-year-old driver from Kansas City, who was traveling west on Chipman with his younger brothers (ages 12, and 13) in a maroon 2002 Pontiac Montana, lost control on the wet pavement and veered off the road initially on the north side of Chipman. When he came back onto the roadway, the vehicle spun sideways in the roadway. 

As the vehicle left the south edge of Chipman Road, it overturned several times and ejected the 12-year-old passenger. The van also rolled onto the boy’s leg. 

Emergency crews were able to quickly free the boy and he was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The other two occupants of the van were treated and released at the scene.

No citations were issued during the investigation into the cause of the accident, police said.

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