Police: Runaway teen hit by car while fleeing from officers in south Wichita

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Police say a runaway teenager from out of state was hit by a car as she fled from officers in south Wichita. 

It happened at around 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of South Broadway, south of Kellogg. Lt. Matt Lang said officers saw the teen walking along the street and recognized her as being a possible runaway. 

After officers pulled in front of her attempted to make contact, Lt. Lang said she took off into the street without looking. The driver of a northbound car did not have time to react and hit the girl.

She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A dispatch supervisor said the girl is 16 years old. 

The driver was shaken up and is being cooperative, Lt. Lang said.

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