Pedestrian, 57, hit by car Wednesday still critical

WICHITA — A 57-year-old woman who was struck by a car as she was walking her dog in south Wichita on Wednesday morning remains in critical condition at a local hospital, police said.

The woman was walking west on Morris near Lincoln, when she began crossing Oliver at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Lt. Doug Nolte said.

Witnesses said a southbound car had no time to react and struck the woman and her dog. The dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment, Nolte said, and is expected to survive.

There is no marked crosswalk or crossing light at the intersection of Oliver and Morris, Nolte said.

While traffic must yield for pedestrians in crosswalks, he said, pedestrians should not just walk into a street presuming traffic will stop for them.

The 35-year-old driver of the car was taken to a local hospital for evaluation following the collision.

No citations have been issued in the case, Nolte said, though the investigation continues.