Motorcyclist Critically Injured In West Wichita Accident

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Tuesday, July 4, 2011

A 26-year-old motorcyclist remains in critical condition at a local hospital after an accident in west Wichita Monday night.

Adan Lopez was traveling westbound on 37th Street North just west of Ridge Road when he did not merge and hit the curb, Lt. Kevin Vaughn of the Wichita Police Department said. He was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a tree. The impact knocked Lopez's helmet off.

The accident happened at about 9:43 p.m., around the same time a shooting and two house fires were being called in to 911 along with numerous complaints of fireworks being fired. The number of calls to 911 kept witnesses to the accident from being able to get through until the son of an off-duty police officer called his father, who used his police radio to contact dispatch.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A motorcyclist is rushed to the hospital in critical condition after an accident in west Wichita.

The accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. near N. Ridge Rd and W. 37th St. N.

Emergency medical crews arrived on the scene to find the motorcyclist not breathing, but were able to resuscitate the man before transporting him to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.

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