Brothers injured while trying to reclaim stolen truck

07/05/2014 9:24 AM

08/06/2014 12:13 PM

Two brothers were injured early Saturday morning after attempting to reclaim their father’s stolen truck at a gas station, Wichita police Sgt. Brian Sigman said.

“Sometime overnight,” the two 28-year-old men’s father’s truck, a red Ford pickup truck, was stolen from their home in the 4400 block of South Chase, Sigman said.

At about 7:38 a.m. Saturday, the brothers saw the truck pull into the QuikTrip, 3945 S. Meridian, and attempted to confront the suspect, Sigman said. After a brief verbal argument, the suspect attempted to drive off, and the brothers reached in to hold on to the truck.

One brother fell off in the parking lot of the gas station and sustained minor scrapes and cuts, Sigman said; the other was almost to MacArthur Road when he fell off.

The truck, which was towing a trailer, then ran over the brother and he sustained “pretty serious injuries to his head,” Sigman said.

The driver headed south down Meridian until he was apprehended about 45 minutes later, Sigman said. The suspect was in custody, he said.

Both of the men were sent to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, according to a Sedgwick County dispatcher. By 10 a.m., one was in critical condition; the other, serious, according to the dispatcher.

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