Man struck by vehicle in Galena, Kan., MedFlight trauma to hospital

Chief Billy Charles of the Galena Police Dept updates us, the 35-year-old man of Galena, was stable in a Joplin, Mo. hospital
MedFlight helicopter
MedFlight Helicopter landed on the Galena High School Practice Field and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital, trauma, on October 11, 2022.

UPDATE: Chief Billy Charles of the Galena Police Dept updates us Wednesday saying the 35-year-old man of Galena, was stable in a Joplin, Mo. hospital.

He was struck by a passenger car.  The driver was not arrested or charged. They continue to investigate.

GALENA, Kan. – Tuesday evening shortly after 7 p.m. reports of a pedestrian behind struck by a vehicle in the 2200 block of Wood alerted Cherokee County E-911.

Galena Fire Dept, Galena Police Dept, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies and Cherokee County Ambulance responded.

On the scene we learn the person struck (pedestrian) suffered traumatic injuries.  LifeFlight was summoned to a landing zone at the Galena High School practice field. Our live video captures LifeFlight taking off about 8 p.m.

The vehicle was driven from the crash scene. The driver was not injured.

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