Child seriously injured after being hit by SUV in Arkansas City

ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas – Arkansas City police responded to an accident involving a 3-year-old boy and sport utility vehicle Monday afternoon.

It happened around 5:30 in the 1100 block of North 1st Street.

According to police, the boy appeared to step into traffic.

The boy was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle and later transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

The boy suffered a fractured right leg, injuries to his foot and major dental damage.

Wesley staff said the boy was scheduled for surgery today.

The name of the boy is being withheld, and the investigation into the accident is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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