Police: Mustang clocked at 106 mph before east Wichita crash
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police say a car was going over 100 mph before it crashed, sending the driver to the hospital with critical injuries.
The crash happened at around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday on the Rock Road bridge over Kellogg. Sgt. Ted Naldoza said a Sedgwick County deputy was on a car stop at 13th and Rock when the Ford Mustang flew by going around 100 mph. That call went out over the radio. A Wichita police officer heard the relay, saw the car and clocked it at 106 mph at Douglas and Rock.
The car then crashed into a concrete barrier at Rock and Kellogg, where the speed limit is 40 mph. The driver, a 22-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police spokesperson Kristopher Gupilan said during Thursday morning's Mayor's briefing that the driver's injuries were not life-threatening.
"This unfortunate incident should remind us all of the potential consequences of speeding and reckless driving," Officer Gupilan read from a prepared statement. "Speeding carries significant risks ranging from severe injury to tragic loss of life. Therefore, we, the Wichita Police Department, urge everyone in our community to drive with care on the roads, knowing that every journey impacts not only one's self but also loves ones."
It's unclear if the driver will be charged with a crime.