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Teenage driver critically hurt near Kellogg, Maize

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 7:29 p.m.

A teenage girl suffered critical injuries late Monday afternoon when the car she was driving was struck near Kellogg and Maize, police said.

The girl, who according to emergency dispatchers was about 15, might have failed to yield as she attempted to cross Maize, according to witnesses and a preliminary investigation, said Wichita police Sgt. Jesse Boomer. The accident was reported about 4:42 p.m. and occurred at Maize and Carr, on the south side of Kellogg.

Boomer gave this account: A red car driven by the girl was going east on Carr when it was struck on the driver’s side by a white pickup driven by an older man going south on Maize. The speed limit on Maize is 40 mph. There is a stop sign on Carr. Police were interviewing about five witnesses.

The girl, who was not responsive after the collision, was taken in critical condition to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.

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