Two injury accidents on Wednesday

By The Mercury

Two men were injured in separate accidents Wednesday afternoon on Anderson and Poyntz avenues.

In the first incident, police received reports at 2:10 p.m. of an overturned and smoking vehicle in the 10600 block of Anderson Avenue.

Lt. Josh Kyle said Gregory Harris, 26, Ogden, was driving on Anderson Avenue when his 2002 Chevrolet Blazer left the roadway, struck a concrete bridge railing and overturned. He said there was no indication the SUV caught on fire.

Harris was taken in a private car to Mercy Regional Health Center for shoulder pain.

Kyle said traffic in the area was diverted for at least 20 minutes and officials are still investigating the accident.

The second incident occurred at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Poyntz and S. Manhattan avenues.

Kyle said Michael Leasure, 73, Manhattan, turned his 2000 Chevrolet Metro left onto Poyntz Avenue in front of a 2009 Yamaha RS motorcycle that was driven by Thomas Derr, 21, Manhattan.

He said Derr laid his motorcycle down and then skidded into Leasure’s car. Riley County EMS transported Derr to Mercy Regional Health Center for head and shoulder injuries.

Kyle said officers cited Leasure for failure to yield the right-of-way from a stop sign, and cited Derr for violation of the basic speed rule.

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