Vehicle hits, critically injures pedestrian in south Wichita

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said a man was critically injured Monday night after a...
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said a man was critically injured Monday night after a crash on 47th St. S. & K-15.(KWCH)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 9:52 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A man was critically injured Monday night after he was hit by a vehicle in south Wichita. The accident happened around 9:25 p.m. near 47th St. S. and K-15.

Lt. Tim Forshee with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said it appears the man stepped off the curb and into the road where he was struck by a vehicle. He was not in a designated crosswalk. He said a witness started chest compressions on the victim after the accident before emergency crews arrived.

Lt. Forshee described the victim as a man in his 20s believed to be from Wichita. Investigators are still working to identify the man because he didn’t have any identification.

The sheriff’s office doesn’t believe speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver is cooperating with investigators.