|Broken bones sustained in one-vehicle accident|
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
The driver of a late-model vehicle sustained some serious injuries in a late Friday afternoon accident, west of Champion.
Billie Childers, 42, of rural Haigler was driving the 1993 Buick Century 4-door about six miles west of Champion, when she apparently lost control, said Chase County Deputy Stan Colby.
The accident on Road 734 occurred just west of where the oil road ends, Colby noted.
Childers was alone in the vehicle, and apparently crossed the center of the rural road when the vehicle went into a slide.
Colby said the vehicle slid about 250 feet before it flipped and then rolled one and a quarter times, ending on the driver’s side on the north side of the road.
Childers was wearing a seat belt, and apparently climbed out of the car on her own. Passers-by who came up on the accident called it in, Colby said.
Childers suffered a broken collar bone and left arm, and was transported to Chase County Community Hospital by the Imperial EMS for treatment. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department was also called, and assisted at the scene.
Colby said he’s still investigating the accident. No citations were issued at the scene.