WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) – One person has been hospitalized after a Wichita Police patrol vehicle and a sedan collided at an intersection over the weekend.
The Kansas Highway Patrol incident log indicates that at approximately 11:50 pm Sunday, January 29, 911 crews were called to the intersection of N. 13th St. and Mosley in downtown Wichita with reports of an accident involving a patrol vehicle.
When officials arrived, they said they found a 2020 Ford Explorer owned by the Wichita Police Department and driven by Officer Mario Ocon, 22, of Wichita, who was responding to a call on 13th St. with lights and sirens activated.
At the same time, KHP indicated that a 2015 Ford Fusion driven by Kiera Y. Evans, 21, of Wichita had been headed south onto Mosley. The SUV and the sedan collided at the intersection.
Officials said Evans’ sedan stopped as it leaned against a traffic light pole at the southwest corner of the intersection.
KHP noted that Ocon and a passenger in his vehicle, Brennan A. Harris, 31, of Goddard, were both treated and released at the scene on pain complaints.
Officials also said Evans was sent to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital with suspected minor injuries. A child was present in his car, however, information about their injuries has not been released.
KHP indicated that Evans was the only person not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.