Man falls from SUV paying toll on Kansas turnpike, runs over both legs

Tolls to go up at the Kansas Turnpike

KANSAS (KSNT) – Things went from bad to worse for a Texas man exiting the Kansas Turnpike Wednesday when he fell out of his car attempting to pay the toll.

A 74-year-old driver from Canadian, Texas, was exiting the turnpike in Sedgwick County at Plaza 53 when he opened his door and leaned out to pay the turnpike toll. The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the KHP crash log, fell out of his 2019 Toyota SUV.

His SUV then proceeded forward, driving over both the man’s legs. The vehicle, unoccupied, then hit the KTAG arm, struck a section of the concrete barrier, then went forward, crossing two lanes of oncoming traffic, down an embankment, and finally came to rest off the road.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Texas man escaped with only minor injuries.

The accident happened at 12:04 p.m. Wednesday.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm