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Rain leads to unusual accident that injures 5

Published on -4/23/2013, 6:53 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita police say rain and speed contributed to an accident that left four emergency responders and a driver with minor injuries.

Police say two firefighters and two paramedics were helping a driver up a hill after a car had gone into a ditch in front of Newman University late Monday.

Police Lt. Mike Hennessey says the driver of a second car lost control at the same spot. The car spun around, hit a concrete wall and then hit the emergency crews and the first driver, knocking them all back down the hill.

All five were taken to the hospital, but the injuries were mostly cuts and bruises.

Hennessey says rain, poor visibility and speed were factors in the accidents.

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