Police: Car Hit Pole At Extreme Speed

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wichita Police have released additional details in an overnight crash that left two people critically injured.

At about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, a small red station wagon was southbound on Broadway when it crossed the center line and struck a utility pole at 31st Street South.

Police say the the car hit the pole so hard that it moved a foot within the ground, and snapped.

Three people inside the station wagon were hurt, two critically. The back seat passenger was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown through the front windshield. Police say that indicates extreme speed, in an area where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not seriously hurt.

Police are investigating if alcohol played a role in the crash.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Three people are in the hospital, two in critical condition, after a single-car accident in south Wichita early Thursday morning.

Around 1:30, a car with three people in their mid-20's to mid-30's crashed into a power pole in the 3100 block of S. Broadway.

Wichita Police believe alcohol could be to blame for the crash.

Two people were taken to the hospital with critical injuries, and one person had minor injuries.

The intersection was shut down for several hours as crews replaced the power pole.

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