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Driver Doing Well after Crash on Turnpike

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Wearing a seatbelt can save your life and a 49-year-old Lawrence woman is living proof. The woman was involved in a single-car accident, at 1pm on Friday, on the Kansas Turnpike. Listed in fair condition Friday evening, she is expected to recover.

She was traveling east on Interstate 70 when her car started to drift off to the side of the road. When she tried to steer back on to the road she overcorrected and droved her car off the roadway into a ditch where the vehicle overturned, said the Kansas Turnpike Authority crash report.

The accident happened two miles east of the Topeka service station, approximately ten miles west of Lawrence. The driver was transported by helicopter to Kansas City University Medical Center to be treated for back injuries.