Two people were injured late Monday night when the car they were in rolled several times as they attempted to navigate the ramp linking Kellogg and southbound I-135 in the heart of Wichita, authorities said.
A police officer spotted the car driving east on Kellogg at a high rate of speed shortly before 11:30 p.m., Lt. Doug Nolte said Tuesday. The officer lost sight of the car, but continued east on Kellogg until he saw that it had crashed on the ramp just east of downtown.
The 21-year-old man driving the car lost control as he attempted to negotiate the ramp and struck a concrete abutment and then a traffic sign before it crashed, Nolte said. Authorities told reporters at the scene that the car rolled several times before coming to a stop.
The driver suffered a broken pelvis and is being treated at Wesley Medical Center, Nolte said. A passenger, whom a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said was a 21-year-old woman, is being treated at Wesley for a suspected head injury.
Investigators are looking into what role, if any, alcohol played in the crash, Nolte said.