Officers were called to the scene of a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 281 and U.S. 50 just before 8 a.m., Friday morning.
St. John resident Nathan Kenworthy, 19, was injured when a 2000 Belger Linkbelt construction crane vehicle driven by David Conway, 52, Wichita, struck the 2001 Mazda he was driving.
According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, Kenworthy was traveling southbound on U.S. Hwy 281. He stopped at the stop sign for U.S. Hwy 50, but then pulled out in front of the westbound Crane and was struck on the driver’s side.
Kenworthy was transported by Stafford County EMS to Pratt airport where he was taken by a Life Watch fixed wing aircraft to Via Christi on St. Francis where he is reported to be in good condition.
Kenworthy has abrasions and a contusion on his head but no broken bones and apparently no internal injuies according to his father Dr. James Kenworthy, USD 350 Superintendent. They will be keeping him overnight and may release him tomorrow.
Nathan is a 2011 graduate of St. John High School. He was on his way to Pratt Community College for classes at the time of the accident.
Conway was not injured in the accident. Both drivers were wearing safety restraints according to the KHP report.