ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — An Oklahoma man was rushed to a Wichita hospital after crashing a car on U.S. Highway 77 early Monday morning.
The Arkansas City Fire/EMS Department said first responders got the call around 5:40 a.m. of a person trapped in the wreckage of a single-vehicle crash.
The crash was in the 32,000 block of U.S. 77, between Arkansas City and the Oklahoma state line.
Authorities say 39-year-old Patrick Smith of Ponca City was headed north on the highway when his car left the road and went into the median of the divided highway. The car struck a raised portion and then rolled several times in the southbound lanes of the highway.
First responders stabilized the car and got the man out. The fire chief said the victim had “life-threatening injuries.” He was first taken to South Central Medical Center in Arkansas City, then transferred to Wesley Medical Center. There has not been an update on his condition.