A Burlington man was taken to Coffey County Hospital with suspected serious injuries after an injury accident Friday afternoon in southeast Lyon County.
At about 2:08 p.m., emergency crews responded to the report of an injury accident at 669 Road Z — the site of the APAC Rock Quarry — on the Lyon - Coffey County line.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Tristen Michael Metzger of Burlington failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway to the right while traveling down Road Z. He then overcorrected and lost control. The vehicle struck a guardrail and skidded on top of the bridge guardrail on the left side of the roadway. His 2004 Chevy Silverado then went over the guardrail and came to a rest on its top against a conveyor belt at the quarry.
Emergency personnel transported the patient to Coffey County Hospital with what the Kansas Highway Patrol categorized as a "suspected serious injury." He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Road Z was closed off while emergency personnel worked the scene.