Feb 20, 2020 8:48 PM

Police: KDOT snowplow overturns on the ice in SW Kansas

Posted Feb 20, 2020 8:48 PM
Thursday morning rollover accident in southwest Kansas<a href="https://www.kscbnews.net/liberal-police-work-rollover-accident/"> photo courtesy KSCB </a>
Thursday morning rollover accident in southwest Kansas photo courtesy KSCB

SEWARD COUNTY — A snow plow driver avoided serious injury after a rollover accident on Thursday in Seward County.

Just before 9a.m.,  officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of West Pancake Boulevard in Liberal for a reported accident involving a snow plow, according to Police Captain Patrick McClurg.

Responding officers found a Kansas Department of Transportation snow plow on its side in the eastbound lane in front of the Toot N Totum convenience store.

According to investigators, a 2014 Freightliner semi driven by a 30-year-old man was westbound on Pancake Boulevard throwing sand when the vehicle lost traction on the ice under the snow and began to slide. 

The vehicle slid across the eastbound lanes and struck the curb and flipped onto its side when the tires caught the curb.

The vehicle and a decorative horse statue in front of the business suffered extensive damage. The driver, whose name was not released, was not injured, according to McClurg.