Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A Utah man was hospitalized after being hit by a car while trying to remove a deer from a Kansas highway.
It began shortly before 10 p.m. Monday on K-156 about a mile and a half east of Claflin in Barton County.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a westbound truck hit a deer on the highway. The 23-year-old driver from Syracuse, Utah got out of his truck and began to remove the deer from the highway as another vehicle approached.
The westbound Chevrolet Impala hit the truck that was partially in the roadway, and then hit the Utah man as he tried to run into the ditch.
The victim was taken to a Great Bend hospital but his current condition is unknown. The 18-year-old from Great Bend who was driving the Impala was not hurt.