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UPDATE: Injured Teen in Critical Condition

Todd Pittenger - November 18, 2017 1:16 pm

A Salina teen who was hit by a car while crossing a south Salina street Friday evening was in critical condition in a Wichita hospital Saturday afternoon.

Salina Police Sgt. Brent Rupert told KSAL News that the teen was hit while crossing Schilling Road on a scooter Friday evening at 5:49.

According to Rupert, a 13-year-old boy and a younger female were crossing in a cross walk at Schilling Road and Royal Drive. As a stoplight at the intersection was turning red, two vehicles which were headed west stopped. One vehicle was in the driving lane, the other in the left turn lane. A third vehicle came from behind, went left of center from the left turn lane, and hit the boy as he was crossing.

Rupert said the teen was thrown through the air multiple feet, and badly injured. He was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center, then transferred to a Wichita Hospital in critical condition.

Rupert said Saturday afternoon that the accident was still under investigation, and that names were still not available to be released.

ORIGINAL: A child crossing a South Salina Street Friday evening was hit by a car.

Officials tell KSAL News that the child was crossing the street near Schilling Elementary School, in the area of Schilling Road and Royal Drive, shortly before 6:00.

The child was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center.

Police had the area blocked off as first responders worked the scene.

More specific details, including the extent of injuries and name of the child were not immediately available.


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Doug Clemens

November 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Is it me wondering why a person seriously injured in an accident in Salina is always transferred to Wichita to live or die. Supposably the hospital here is suppose to be a big and latest facility. Could it be the medical staff? What do you folks believe it is?

Shonell Edwards

November 21, 2017 at 6:27 am

Doug, Salina has very minimal pediatric care,let alone trauma. Just because we have the latest facility doesn’t mean we have we have the Dr’s to utilize them. In addition, I truly believe Wichita is more patient oriented, than money oriented. I know they need to make money too, but it’s not “pay first, then treat” like it is here. Prayers up for this young man and his family. WHY you would go around a car in an intersection like that is mind boggling..

Susan Lee

November 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Several years ago my (then) Dr told me that even in ICU they were unable to do things that even a smaller hospital could do.After seeing what happened when my mother was recovering from hip surgery, it is no wonder that place has a bad reputation.

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