Family hit leaving Kansas State Fair; child released, adults still hospitalized: official

A child hit by a car while leaving the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Friday night has been released from the hospital, but his family remained hospitalized, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said just before 2 p.m. Saturday.

The three, which included two Hutchinson adults, were leaving the fair just after 10:30 p.m. Friday when they were hit by a 22-year-old Hutchinson man driving a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo near 300 E. State Fair Road, which is on the north side of the property.

The driver stayed on scene and there were no signs of impairment, KHP trooper Chad Crittenden said.

In a text, Crittenden said the three victims are family, but he did not respond to a message asking their exact relationship. A trooper wrote in the KHP crash report that all three had suspected serious injuries.

The KHP stopped giving ages and other details on children several months ago. The crash report says the other two injured were a 62-year-old man and 55-year-old woman, both from Hutchinson and with the same last name.

All three were taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, the trooper wrote in the crash report. Crittenden said the child was released Friday night. The adults were taken to Wesley Medical Center where he said he believes they were still Saturday afternoon.

A hospital spokesperson did not immediately reply to confirm that they were still there.