Police ID Homeless Man As Pedestrian Killed By Car

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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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.

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