January 29, 2023


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Car accidents enhance in Manhattan

A Kansas State College Public Security car sits on campus. (Andrea Klepper | Collegian Media Group)

After two months again on campus, the variety of car accidents this faculty yr is already 21, Andrew Moeller, coordinator of assist providers for the Ok-State Police Division, stated.

“There’s been 21 accidents at Ok-State, and this features a hit and run,” Moeller stated. “If any individual got here out to the car parking zone and located that the automotive had been broken by one other car, we would come with these as nicely.”

Moeller stated to be conscious of automobiles, particularly cyclists and motorcyclists to keep away from future accidents.

“Concentrate on pedestrians within the space and cyclists and motorcyclists as a result of they’re simply not as seen as one other full-size motorized vehicle,” Moeller stated. “Additionally concentrate on excessive visitors areas and conscious of everyone else round you. All people must look out for one another and hold one another protected.”

Aaron Wintermote, Riley County Police Division public info officer, stated everybody ought to be taught from previous accidents at Ok-State.

“We had pedestrians which have been crossing designated crosswalks, and been hit prior to now by drivers who weren’t paying consideration which led to a number of extreme accidents,” Wintermote stated. “It’s at all times good to be paying consideration, ensuring that you just’re yielding and looking for pedestrians who’re crossing the highway, could be the most important recommendation that I might give.”

An accident occurred round 4:15 p.m. on September 18, in keeping with the Riley County Police Division exercise report. The report explains that emergency crews have been notified to the intersection of Outdated Claflin Street and North Manhattan Avenue in entrance of Ford Corridor with particulars of an damage and accident.

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Wintermote stated a 2007 Saturn Vue turning onto Outdated Claflin Street from North Manhattan hit a moped driver and precipitated the accident.  

Wintermote stated he’s unaware of the sufferer’s accidents. Nonetheless, the sufferer was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka for remedy and continues to be present process remark for his extreme accidents.

Lily Mailliard, freshman in accounting, stated she wasn’t there to witness the moped accident, however hopes everybody can be taught from it and keep away from comparable incidents.

“I heard in regards to the horrible moped accident in entrance of Ford whereas speaking to some folks in school and heard that there was an ambulance and lots of witnesses,” Mailliard stated. “I hope we are able to be taught from this horrific expertise and hope it should by no means occur once more.

Wintermote stated the world alongside North Manhattan is at all times harmful. 

“We now have seen a lot of accidents and those who have gotten hit strolling on that stretch from strolling throughout the road to and from campus,” Wintermote stated.  

Wintermote stated he needs to remind drivers to at all times concentrate on this space. 

“Don’t be in your cellphone or wanting down whereas driving by the world simply as the quantity of visitors and pedestrians which might be at all times going to that space,” Wintermote stated. “At all times concentrate and spot your environment. As a result of conditions can change very quickly.”

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