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Boy found lying in Garden Plain street, airlifted to Wichita hospital with head injuries

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at 8:29 p.m.

A teenage boy was airlifted to a Wichita hospital in critical condition Friday after he fell off of his bicycle on Main Street in Garden Plain.

Garden Plain Police Chief Robert Sharp said one of the pedals on the 15-year-old’s bike broke while he was riding past a house in the 1000 block of North Main on Friday afternoon. The teen’s foot hit the ground “causing him to come to a screeching halt really quick,” and he laid the bicycle over onto the pavement, Sharp said.

The 15-year-old, of Garden Plain, hurt his left elbow and suffered head injuries, including a minor concussion, Sharp said. He also reportedly loss consciousness immediately after the crash.

The teen was not wearing a helmet, Sharp said.

Someone saw the wounded 15-year-old lying in the street around 4:20 p.m. Friday and called 911, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

The teen was flown to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services Lt. Tom Seyfert.

His injuries are not life-threatening, Sharp said.

Garden Plain police, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Sedgwick County Fire Department were on the scene, authorities say.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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