Crash closes Zoo Blvd. for several hours

I235 and Zoo Boulevard Accident Sept 04

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WICHITA, Kansas — A Clearwater man is in critical condition after a car accident shut down Zoo Boulevard near the I-235 interchange early Wednesday morning.

Thirty one-year-old Robert Nickelson was traveling westbound on Zoo Boulevard when his car went off a bridge and crashed into a fence and wall.

Nickelson had to be cut free from the car by fire and EMS crews.

He was then taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Officers were on scene for hours trying to determine was caused the crash.

They say speed and alcohol could have been a factor. 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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