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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 27, 2013
A woman has died after her motorcycle collided with a semi near Kechi. Emergency crews responded to the scene near Hydraulic and 45th St. north just after 3 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the semi was traveling east on 45th street, when the driver ran through a stop sign and struck the woman on her motorcycle. The woman in her 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. No names have been released. The case remains under investigation.  
by Stephen Brosius and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 26, 2013
A 25-year-old woman is seriously hurt after her car collides with a semi. It happened on K-96 and 199th St. W. just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. The semi was in a turn lane on K-96. The car was travelling west, drifted out of its lane and slammed into the back of the trailer. Most of the damage to the car was on the passenger side. The woman was taken to a Wichita hospital in serious condition. She was wearing a seatbelt. Scene Video K-96 & 199th Crash
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 15, 2013
A baby from Texas has died after an accident in Sumner County. It happened on Highway 177, near South Haven, Friday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Tabitha Rushing, 31, was driving north, when the SUV she was driving left the roadway. Rushing over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll. The driver was treated at the scene. A passenger, 6-year-old Ella Rushing, was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment. Six-month-old Azura Rushing died at the scene. Investigators said the child was not properly restrained.
By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | June 12, 2013
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was killed in a short track accident at the Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey on Wednesday. The New Jersey highway patrol confirms Leffler died at 9:02 pm Eastern, after a crash in a sprint car heat race. Reports from the track say he was cut from his car and flown to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries. Leffler most recently drove the No. 19 Humphrey Smith Motorsports car in the Sprint Cup series. He had his most success in the Nationwide series, where he finished third in the points standings in 2007.
By Adia Hamer and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 12, 2013
A recent study by the Association of the Air Medical Transport says there have been 5 fatal accidents this year. The report shows since 2011 there have been 7 fatal accidents involving medical helicopters.   Fatal air medical accidents since the start of 2011: 8/23/11          Mosby, MO                  4 Fatalities 12/10/12        Rochelle, IL                 3 Fatalities 1/2/13            Ventura, IA                 3 Fatalities 2/22/13          Oklahoma City, OK      2 Fatalities 5/31/13          Moosonee, Ontario      4 Fatalities 6/6/13            Manchester, KY           3 Fatalities 6/11/13          Talihina, OK         1 Fatality     The AAMT says as of 2012 there are 850 EMS helicopters in the US. The increase in choppers has been a shift of demographics of the elderly living in rural areas, and the availability of healthcare.
by Angela Smith and KWCH 12 Eyewitness | June 3, 2013
Emergency crews rescue a woman Monday morning from what may have been an overnight accident. 911 dispatchers say the woman's brother called them around 8:15 a.m. after she called him to say she had wrecked her vehicle. Emergency crews found the woman, who is in her 50s, and the vehicle near Central and Maize. That is when they learned the woman may have been in the vehicle for hours before the rescue. She was taken to Via Christi on St. Francis in serious condition. Kwch Eyewitness News
by Angela Smith | June 3, 2013
A teen is air-lifted to a Wichita hospital after he's hit by a car while riding on his moped. The accident happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of 3rd & Severance in Hutchison. Witnesses tell Hutchinson police the 15-year-old was traveling eastbound on 3rd Street, when he ran a red light and was struck by a car traveling northbound on Severance. He was wearing a helmet, but it came off during the collision. The teen suffered a broken leg and a lump on his head. Hutchinson police say the accident is still under investigation, and no citations have been issued at this time.
By Robert Marin and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 23, 2013
Hays police are investigating after a pedestrian is struck by a train. The accident happened Thursday morning, just after midnight. Police got the report that a pedestrian had been hit by a train at a railroad crossing near 10th and Oak. Investigators say a 22-year-old man was hit by an east-bound Union Pacific train. He has been identified as Jacob Lee Corwin. The Hays Fire Dept., Hays Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff's Department and Ellis County EMS all responded to the accident.
by Pat Mueller and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 12, 2013
One man is critically hurt after a motorcycle accident near Assaria. Authorities say the driver lost control of his bike on I-135, sliding across on-coming traffic and into the opposite median. He was flown to a Wichita hospital in critical condition. The Kansas Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident.
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