Woman seriously hurt, hit by semi after making illegal u-turn in west Wichita

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Courtesy Stephanie McCurdy Courtesy Stephanie McCurdy
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A woman has been seriously hurt in a crash involving a semi and SUV on Interstate 235 in west Wichita.

The accident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on northbound I-235 between 25th Street and Zoo Boulevard. The northbound lanes were closed at Central, but the left lane was reopened shortly after 5:15 p.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a woman was attempting to make an illegal U-turn on the highway in her SUV. A semi traveling northbound was unable to stop in time and struck the vehicle.

The woman was initially trapped in her vehicle but emergency crews were able to get her out and transport her to a hospital.

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said the victim was in serious condition.

No other information has been given at this time. 

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