UPDATE: At about 2 p.m., a spokeswoman for Via Christi Health said the crash victim was in fair condition at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis.
An accident involving a car and pedestrian occurred early Thursday afternoon at Ninth and Broadway, north of downtown Wichita.
The person was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, according to a 911 dispatch supervisor. The call came in at around 12:30 p.m.
A man who was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck said he was traveling southbound on Broadway when a middle-aged man stepped in front of his vehicle.
“I was maybe 8 or 10 feet from him when he stepped out from the curb,” the driver said. “As soon as I saw him step out, I hit my brakes. He looked at me and the next thing I saw was his feet up in the air. A woman behind me said he completely flipped in the air.”
Wichita police and the Wichita Fire Department responded to the scene, which was cleared within an hour of the accident.