A Wichita woman was injured in a car accident last week when the van she was driving collided with a pickup truck. The crash occurred on highway 254 when the driver of the pickup attempted to pass the van.
The pickup was driven by a 16-year-old from Benton.
The driver of the van, Elaine Hauser, 62, of Wichita, then lost control, causing the van to roll two full turns before coming to rest in the field beside the highway.
Hauser was taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition, with facial cuts and cuts to the head. The driver of the pick-up was not injured.
Authorities said the wreck happened around 11:45 in the eastbound lane of 254 between El Dorado and Wichita.
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