One man is hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in south Wichita. First responders were dispatched to the scene at 9:24 p.m. Monday and the report of a crash at the intersection of 47th S. and K-15.
The victim, described as a white male in his late 20s, was initially found not breathing. According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office a bystander who witnessed the crash took it upon himself to perform lifesaving measures, along with a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy who arrived on the scene. The victim was updated to critical condition just over 10 minutes later and transported to a local hospital.
Investigators at the scene say initial reports show that the victim had stepped off the curb onto the roadway, not in the designated crosswalk, and was run over. It is not believed that speed or alcohol played a role in the crash. The victim had no identification on him, officers are still working to identify him.