Teens injured after falling from vehicles in Garden City

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Two Garden City teens have been injured after falling from vehicles.

The latest happened Tuesday evening at the Taco Bell in the 2400 block of East Kansas. The teen, identified as 16-year-old Josue Perez, suffered head injuries after falling from the hood of a car.

Officers learned that the driver of a red Nissan 200SX, identified as 21-year-old Andrew Marcotte, pulled into the parking lot of Taco Bell as Perez stopped and spoke with him. After a few minutes, Perez jumped on the hood of the car and told Marcotte to drive him around the drive-thru. As Marcotte drove around the parking lot, Perez slid from the hood of the car and fell to the ground.

Perez was transported to St Catherine hospital by Finney County EMS with head injuries and then later transported to a Wichita hospital. The 21-year-old man was cited and released for reckless driving.

On Monday, a 13-year-old girl was transported to a Wichita hospital after falling from the hood of a car at Garden City High School. It happened around 3:50 p.m.

Officers said a 13-year-old girl was riding on the hood of a 1996 Chevy Silverado truck when the 17-year-old driver stopped causing the girl to fall. She injured her head.

She was transported to St Catherine’s Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.