Two people escaped serious injury in a car accident this morning at U.S. 54 ands 215th Street in Goddard – the very same intersection which a 26-year-old man was killed at just last night.
A woman was heading west on U.S. 54, attempting to turn onto southbound 215th, Police Chief George Bloesing said. A man that was driving east on U.S. 54 hit her car, veered into a ditch and crashed into a utility pole that fell and struck a third vehicle. How they were both without serious injury, I don’t know, said Bloesing.
In Thursday night’s fatal accident, Jason Whitaker of Wichita had just left his job at the Dillons warehouse when he attempted to turn north on 215th from eastbound U.S. 54. His Mitsubishi car was hit at about 6:09 p.m. by a Dodge pickup heading west, Bloesing said.
Whitaker, 26, died at the scene. It is the third fatal accident at that intersection in five months.
Bloesing said he hopes to meet with Kansas Department of Transportation officials to review traffic patterns and see if changes need to be made at the intersection.