Driver escapes serious injuries in crash on US-24 between Silver Lake and Rossville

Crash occurred near N.W. US-24 highway and Davis Road

The driver of this vehicle escaped serious injuries in a Monday morning crash on N.W. US-24 highway between Silver Lake and Rossville. (Phil Anderson/The Capital-Journal)

SILVER LAKE — A motorist escaped serious injury Monday morning after a crash just northwest of Silver Lake, officials said.


The crash was reported at 9:08 a.m. at N.W. US-24 highway and Davis Road. The location was about midway between Silver Lake and Rossville.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials at the scene said the vehicle — a 2006 Ford Escape — was eastbound on US-24 when it drifted off the right, or south, side of the two-lane road.

The driver then over-corrected, the official said, and the vehicle veered across the westbound lane of US-24.

After it left the roadway on the north side, the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its driver’s side in a grassy area between US-24 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks.

The driver, identified as Steven C. Scott, 66, of Rossville, was transported to a Topeka hospital by American Medical Response ambulance. The Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash log said Scott was wearing a seat belt.

There was no report of any additional occupants in the vehicle.

Traffic on US-24 was restricted to one-lane for about 45 minutes as crews cleared the scene.

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