Wednesday accident closes intersection; evasive maneuvers prevent injuries

An accident between a semi and an SUV on Wednesday afternoon could have been a lot worse, but thanks to an alert driver, no one was hurt.

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Officers got a call just before 2:30 p.m. saying there was an accident with possible injuries at SW 61st and Auburn Road.

A Dr. Pepper semi was traveling north on Auburn when a white Ford Explorer pulled out in front of the semi. The semi slowed but couldn’t stop in time and the impact rolled the Explorer over.

Fortunately, both drivers were buckled up and neither had to be taken to the hospital. The road was closed for a little more than an hour and a half during the investigation.