Posted on May 11, 2010
A Topeka man was seriously injured after being hit by a car that was driving on a sidewalk in downtown Topeka on Tuesday morning.  The accident happened near S.W. 11th and Kansas Avenue in downtown Topeka.  Witnesses of the accident said the vehicle that hit the man was driving east on 10th street, then turned right, drove south onto the sidewalk, crossed the driveway between the buildings, continued south on the sidewalk, drove over the pedestrian, backed up, hit the pedestrian again before driving away.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is undergoing surgery on his injuries.  Police have taken an 18 year old man into custody, who is believed to be the driver in the hit and run accident.  Topeka police believe alcohol was involved.

The Kansas personal injury lawyers of the Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys would like to remind you that when you drink and drive you are putting your life and the lives of others in danger.  Drink smart.  Drive responsible.

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