Vehicle-pedestrian accident closes westbound I-470, one taken to hospital

The westbound lanes of I-470 between the SW Huntoon and I-70 exits were closed Tuesday morning following a vehicle-pedestrian accident.
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:05 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The westbound lanes of I-470 between the SW Huntoon and I-70 exits were closed Tuesday morning following a vehicle-pedestrian accident.

Just before 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Topeka Police Department tells 13 NEWS that the westbound lanes of I-470 were shut down following a vehicle-pedestrian collision.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said they found an adult male had been hit by an oncoming vehicle. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The nature of the incident is still unknown, however, a 13 NEWS producer on the scene saw one SUV with frontend damage sitting in the westbound lanes.

TPD indicated that the extent of the pedestrian’s injuries remains unknown.

TPD noted that the Kansas Department of Transportation had been notified and trucks and trailers for signage have been requested.

As of 10:45 a.m., all lanes of I-470 were reopened.

Traffic is backed up for miles as vehicle are diverted off I-470 at SW Huntoon St. following a...
Traffic is backed up for miles as vehicle are diverted off I-470 at SW Huntoon St. following a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Aug. 2, 2022.(WIBW/Eric Ives)

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