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Wichita man critically hurt when motorcycle strikes road sign at ‘high rate of speed’

State troopers said a motorcycle crashed into a road sign “at a high rate of speed” in a northwest Wichita wreck that left one person critically hurt.

Emergency crews were called at around 1:39 p.m. Tuesday to the northbound I-235 ramp to Meridian, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. One patient was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

A Kansas Department of Transportation traffic camera shows one motorcycle involved in the wreck.

A 50-year-old man from Wichita was riding the motorcycle — a 2014 Harley Davidson — on the exit ramp “at a high rate of speed,” according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. “Vehicle left the roadway to the left and struck a chevron directional sign,” troopers wrote in the report.

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