Five Kingman residents were hospitalized after a vehicle vs deer accident in northern Stafford County

A deer vs vehicle accident on April 22 in northern Stafford County sent five Kingman residents to the hospital in Great Bend.

Nathan Stoney, 27 of Kingman, was southbound in 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan on U.S. 281 about 10 miles south of Great Bend when a deer ran out of the west ditch, collided with the passenger side of the van, entered the van then exited out the rear hatch window, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol on-line Crash Log.

Injured in the accident were Stoney, 1-month-old Eli Stoney, 2-year-old Dylan Stoney, 6-year-old Owen Sikes and 8-year-old Zoey Sikes, all of Kingman. 31-year-old Amanda Stoney of Kingman was not injured. All victims were taken to the Great Bend Regional Hospital.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts or in car seats and properly restrained at the time of the accident that occurred at 5:40 p.m. on April 22.

The latest national numbers available from State Farm show in 2016 there were more than 10,000 accidents involving deer and vehicles.