The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

May 13, 2013

Via Christi doctor dies as result of car crash near Pleasanton

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg physician, Riaz Baquir, M.D., died of injuries suffered in a car crash Monday near Pleasanton.

Baquir, 66, was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City and died Monday afternoon.

He joined the Via Christi Hospital Heart & Vascular Center in 2009. He was board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He was a fellow of the American Board of Cardiology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

“More importantly than his clinical expertise, Dr. Baquir is remembered for his kindness and the way he treated people,” said Randy Cason, Via Christi Hospital senior administrator. “He always made you smile whenever and wherever you saw him.”

Wes McDaniel, the director of Via Christi Heart & Vascular Center, called him “a good friend, a good teacher and a good mentor.”

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, who is investigating the crash, Baquir was southbound on U.S. Highway 69 and veered off to the left shoulder, hit a delineator post and overcorrected. He crossed over the southbound lanes of traffic through the median and struck a northbound vehicle. Baquir’s vehicle continued eastbound into a pond. Further accident details were not available.

Hospital spokesman Michael Hayslip said a memorial service will be planned for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel in the near future.

1
Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News
Sports
Facebook
Poll

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment