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Driver hospitalized after construction zone accident


A Long Island woman was hospitalized after an accident at 4:54 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 183, 1 mile north of Homestead Road in Ellis County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1992 Buick passenger car driven by Redeara Godfrey, 49, Long Island, was southbound in a construction zone north of Hays when it was rear-ended by a 2007 GMC Magnavan driven by Eric Hass, 27, Hays.

Godfrey was taken to Hays Medical Center after the accident for treatment of injuries. Hass and a passenger were not injured.

All three were wearing seat belts, the KHP said.