No Seat Belt. Teen Driver Injured.

A teenage driver was injured in a Sunday accident in Barton County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “Sixteen-year-old Seth N. Owen of Hoisington was KHPdriving a 1996 GMC Sierra westbound on U281, a mile west of Hoisington and 19-year old Chad J. Romine of Great Bend was driving a 1998 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on U281.

The Sierra failed to yield while attempting a left turn onto 110 Road and collided with the Jeep. Romine was transported to Clara Barton Hospital.  Owen refused to be transported. A passenger in the Sierra, Cameron A. Davis, age 14, of Hoisington was not injured.  Owen and Davis were wearing seat belts. Romine was not wearing a seat belt.”