UPDATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Wichita police officers have found the teenaged girl who fell from a moving SUV on the city's northeast side yesterday.
Police say the circumstances are still being investigated, but they believe the 17-year-old girl jumped from the vehicle her father was driving on K-96 because she was upset. She suffered only minor injuries.
Her 43-year-old father has been arrested for obstruction, but other details about the case have not been released.
Monday, October 14, 2013
The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public's help after a witness reported seeing a woman fall from a moving vehicle, who was then forced back inside by the driver.
Shortly after 7:30 Monday morning, a witness was driving westbound on K-96 behind an SUV. As they passed the Greenwich overpass, the witness said a woman fell out of the front passenger seat of the SUV and violently tumbled onto the shoulder of the roadway.
This person said the woman was visibly injured and crying hysterically. Then the driver stopped, picked her up and forcibly put her back inside the SUV. The vehicle continued westbound on K-96 and exited onto Webb Road.
Police responded but couldn't find the SUV. Officers notified area hospitals, but a victim has not been located. The witness mentioned above was the only person who called 911, although this person said that several other motorists saw what happened, and even stopped.
The SUV is described as a bronze, copper or light brown newer Ford SUV, possibly an Edge or Explorer. The witness said the victim was a white woman and the suspect was a Hispanic male with a large build.
Anyone who saw the incident or has any information is asked to call 911.