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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Lifestar personnel secure a woman into the Lifestar helicopter near the scene of an accident at Eighth and Kentucky streets. Kimberly Forsman, 44, Topeka, suffered multiple lacerations and a broken ankle in the accident Tuesday evening, police said. Forsman was taken by helicopter air ambulance to KU Med, where she was listed in serious condition Tuesday night. The car she was driving the wrong way on Kentucky Street struck a car stopped at a stoplight on Kentucky at Eighth Street, police said. The driver of the stopped car, Karen Batts, 46, Lawrence, was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance to LMH for treatment of a head injury.

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