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Injury accident on McDowell Creek Road

By Katherine Wartell

A Manhattan man was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center after receiving injuries from a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of McDowell Creek Road.

Lt. Josh Kyle said Thomas Kerrigan, 48, was driving his 2000 Ford Explorer northbound on McDowell Creek Road, near Pillsbury Drive, when he approached from behind a 2002 Ford F-350 driven by Lilis Heldenbrand, 57, Manhattan.

Kyle said Heldenbrand shifted into the left lane of the road in preparation of making a wide right turn into a driveway, but Kerrigan reportedly thought Heldenbrand was going to turn left so he passed her in the right lane, resulting in the two cars striking each other.

Riley County EMS transported Kerrigan for neck and knee pain.

Kyle said there is no indication any citations were issued.

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