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Boy hit by vehicle in Delano

Emergency responders tend to a boy who was injured during a two-car accident at Douglas and Seneca on Tuesday. (Feb. 21, 2017)
Emergency responders tend to a boy who was injured during a two-car accident at Douglas and Seneca on Tuesday. (Feb. 21, 2017) The Wichita Eagle

A woman and her young son were struck by a vehicle just west of downtown early Tuesday afternoon, Wichita police said.

A call about a vehicle-pedestrian accident at Seneca and Douglas came in to dispatch at 1:12 p.m., a Sedgwick County emergency dispatch supervisor said.

A car traveling south on Seneca turned left at the intersection and was hit by a northbound car, Officer Duane Crafton said. The impact drove the vehicle into the pedestrians.

A witness said they saw the young boy fly “10 feet into the air” after being struck. Responders said the injured boy was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis.

The boy, who is younger than 5, has a leg injury, officers said. Neither the mother nor the child were seriously hurt.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath, bhorwath@wichitaeagle.com

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger, sfinger@wichitaeagle.com

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