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Fund for medical bills set up for toddler critically hurt in collision

A Kansas Highway Patrol investigator looks at the scene of a two-car collision at the corner of George Washington Boulevard and Pawnee that happened Tuesday morning. A man and child were in the car next to the trooper and the car in the background was a car police were pursuing at the time of the crash, a sheriff official said. (Nov. 4, 2014)
A Kansas Highway Patrol investigator looks at the scene of a two-car collision at the corner of George Washington Boulevard and Pawnee that happened Tuesday morning. A man and child were in the car next to the trooper and the car in the background was a car police were pursuing at the time of the crash, a sheriff official said. (Nov. 4, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

A fund has been established to help defray the medical bills of a toddler critically injured in a collision Tuesday morning in southeast Wichita.

Faith Gales, who is 16 months old, remains in critical condition at Wesley Medical Center.

“The road to recovery is long for this little girl and any donations given will be greatly appreciated by this little girl and her parents,” a statement posted in “Faith’s Angels” on the GoFundMe website reads.

As of early Friday morning, $1,125 had been raised through 13 donations. Faith was riding with her father when their gold Toyota Sedan struck a blue Toyota that had run the red light at Pawnee and George Washington Boulevard.

The blue Toyota was fleeing a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy. Authorities say the driver of that car, 22-year-old Kenneth Libich, was wanted as a parole absconder.

A Wesley Medical Center operator would not give an update on Libich’s condition Friday morning, but he has previously been listed in critical condition and is under guard at the hospital.

Faith’s father and a female passenger in the blue Toyota have been released from the hospital.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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