Wichita woman accused of injuring motorcyclist in road rage incident
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police have arrested a 26-year-old woman who allegedly drove into a motorcycle during an road rage incident on Tuesday.
Tkeyah Hurd was booked that afternoon for one count of aggravated battery. She remained in custody Wednesday morning.
Officers were patrolling near Harry and McLean just before noon Tuesday when they came upon a 62-year-old man sitting on the side of the road next to his blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Police spokesperson Chad Ditch said the man was in pain and his motorcycle had rear end damage.
"The victim stated that Hurd intentionally hit him and then fled in her maroon 2013 Chrysler 200," Ditch said in a release.
The investigation revealed that both vehicles were heading west on Pawnee when the victim turned right onto Broadway from the inside lane and Hurd illegally turned right onto Broadway from the outside lane, nearly striking the victim, Officer Ditch said. The two exchanged words and they continued north on Broadway.
"Several minutes later, the victim was approaching Harry and McLean when he glanced into his rear-view mirror and noticed a vehicle approaching him quickly," the release said. "The vehicle hen struck the victim and as he fell off the motorcycle, he was able to see it was the maroon Chrysler 200 being driven by Hurd."
Ditch said several witnesses followed Hurd until she parked the vehicle near Boston and Wichita and walked away. Officers arrested her in the 1400 block of South Wichita.
"Although we recommend witnesses remember descriptors of suspects and vehicles and never follow or engage them, we want to thank the individuals who were instrumental in resolving this case so quickly."