A man critically injured when his motorcycle crashed into a car in south Wichita last week has died, police say.
Michael Landrum, 29, was pronounced dead on Monday of massive head injuries suffered in the collision, Lt. Doug Nolte said. Landrum was driving east on Pawnee at “a high rate of speed” from the stoplight at Seneca at about 2:30 p.m. Friday when he slammed into a car that had turned east onto Pawnee from Walnut, Nolte said.
Landrum was thrown from his motorcycle. The 81-year-old woman driving the car told police she did not see the motorcycle approaching when she turned, Nolte said.
A witness told police the motorcycle was going at least 60 miles an hour at the time of the crash, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. The speed limit on that part of Pawnee is 35. The investigation into the collision is not yet complete, Schroeder said.
Landrum is the fourth motorcyclist killed in a traffic accident in Wichita this year. There have been 18 traffic fatalities in the city in 2012.
By this same time last year, Nolte said, there had been seven motorcycle fatalities and 22 traffic deaths overall in Wichita.