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Multiple people injured in Hillsboro accident

Four people injured in an accident at a Hillsboro intersection Tuesday evening were taken to area hospitals.

“We have a two-car accident with a Volkswagen wrapped around a tree at the corner of Date and Grand,” a dispatcher reported as Hillsboro and Marion ambulances and Hillsboro firefighters raced to the scene.

EMS director Ed Debesis also responded to coordinate the medical response.

Two individuals were assessed as moderately injured and were taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital. Two others with lesser injuries were taken to St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

A search was started for a 14-year-old male, condition unknown, who left the scene of the accident. Originally believed to have gone to the high school, he was later located at his home.

Peabody ambulance was minutes away from Hillsboro when Debesis said it was not needed.

Minutes later, the ambulance was racing to a rollover accident southeast of Peabody on Timber Rd. between 30th and 40th Rds.

A male who was coughing up blood was first taken to Peabody to rendezvous with a Lifeteam helicopter that had originally been sent to Hillsboro but not needed.

When advised of the helicopter’s expected arrival time, ambulance personnel decided to take the injured man to a Wichita hospital.

No additional details about the accidents or patient conditions were available at press time.

Last modified Feb. 1, 2018