Life Flight follows Riley County Accident

Update 10 a.m. Thursday
Riley County Police have released the name of the victim in a three wheeler accident on University Park road Tuesday night.
The driver was Vaughn Hoffman, 69, of 8580 University Park Road in rural Manhattan. As initially reported Hoffman was life-flighted to Stormont Vail Hospital, but has since been transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City.
 A family member reported to RCPD that Hoffman was in stable condition Wednesday evening.
 As K-MAN earlier reported, Emergency crews responded to the accident involving the three wheeled vehicle that flipped, pinning hoffman.. This occurred around 11:15 Tuesday night.####

Update 10:00 a.m. Wednesday
KMAN received an update on the University Park accident we had previously told you about.
Emergency crews responded to an accident involving a three wheeled vehicle that flipped, pinning the driver near the 8500 block of University Park Road, which is northwest of Manhattan.  This occurred around 11:15 Tuesday evening.
Life Star responded to the scene due to the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the 69 year old driver.  Although Riley County Police could not yet release the man’s identity, they said he is receiving medical treatment at Stormont Vail in Topeka.
RCPD Public Information Officer Mat Droge indicates it will probably be Thursday morning before he is able to release a name. He says  officers are still locating information to support the investigation and in the interest of better serving the victim and his family RCPD has chosen to delay the release of his personal information.
original story
An injury accident Tuesday night in the 8500 block of University Park Road led to one person being life-flighted to a Topeka hospital. The accident was reported at about 11:15 p.m.
A Riley County Police Spokesman indicated one individual was injured in the accident which involved a three wheeler. The spokesman confirmed that person was life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka, but a name is not yet available.
More information is expected later Wednesday morning when RCPD Public Information Officer Mat Droge is available.

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