UPDATE: Monday, September 10, 2012
Two people remain hospitalized after a motorcycle accident in east Wichita over the holiday weekend.
Officers responded to the scene on Kellogg near the Hillside exit around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said a driver was merging onto Kellogg, when they didn't see the motorcycle. The car collided with the bike, knocking a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman on top of the car.
Both riders were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said the man is listed in stable condition, while the woman is listed in critical. Authorities said she is hooked up to a ventilator with bleeding on the brain, suffering from a broken neck and pelvis, along with other broken bones.
The driver did not suffer serious injuries.
Police said the motorcycle rider and his passenger were not wearing a helmet.
Family members said a fund has been established for the 7-year-old daughter of the injured woman. Donations can be made to "Melinda Fobes For Abby Jo" at any Bank of America location.
A facebook page has been set up to update Abby Jo Brookshire's progress. For more information search Love For Abby on facebook.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Three people were injured Sunday morning, one of them critically, when a car collided with a motorcycle near the intersection of Hillside and Kellogg in east Wichita.
The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. The rider and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. The rider had serious injuries and the passenger had critical injuries, Sgt. Dan Oblinger said.
The male driver of the car was taken to the hospital for examination.
An investigation is ongoing into whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, Sgt. Oblinger said.
Police say several people who witnessed the events before and during the crash stopped and provided statements that helped officers make some early determinations.
Police say they expect the intersection of Hillside and Kellogg to be closed for some time early Sunday morning while they conduct their investigation.