Man in critical condition after pickup truck-pedestrian collision

Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 6:08 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A pickup truck-pedestrian collision left one person with critical injuries and shut down a portion of a major street early Friday near downtown Topeka, authorities said.

The collision was reported around 5:40 a.m. Friday near S.W. 15th and Topeka Boulevard.

Authorities said 59-year-old John Broyles II of Topeka was transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response ambulance.

As of Monday afternoon, Broyles’ condition had improved, but it was still critical.

Several items could be seen lying in the crosswalk near the southeast corner of S.W. 15h and Topeka Boulevard.

However, Munoz said, Broyles wasn’t in the crosswalk when he was hit by the vehicle.

A red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was pulled over near the northeast corner of the intersection.

Topeka police were blocking northbound travel on S.W. Topeka Boulevard between S.W. 16th and S.W. 14th streets as the incident remained under investigation.

That section of S.W. Topeka Boulevard was reopened to traffic around 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, southbound traffic was being allowed to proceed through the intersection.

Officials said the police department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit could be called to the scene to investigate the collision.

Topeka Fire Department crews were called at 9:52 a.m. Friday to assist in cleanup up the scene.

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