Police ID Homeless Man As Pedestrian Killed By Car

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

UPDATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wichita Police have identified a homeless man as the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car in downtown Wichita Tuesday night.

The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway just south of 2nd Street when a man tried to cross the street, in an area without a crosswalk.

A 20-year-old woman didn't see the man, and hit him. He was rushed to an area hospital where he later died.

He has since been identified as 80-year-old Thomas Wimberly, and police say he was homeless as well as hard of hearing.

Police are still investigating the accident.



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A pedestrian who was hit by a car in downtown Wichita Tuesday evening has died.

It happened just after 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of East 2nd Street and North Broadway.

Wichita Police Sgt. Dave Armstrong said the 80-year-old man was not using the crosswalk to cross Broadway just south of 2nd Street.

A motorist who was driving northbound on Broadway at about 30-miles-per-hour struck the victim. The driver told police she did not see the man crossing the street.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The accident is under investigation.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186098891 - kake.com/a?a=186098891