A juvenile girl was transported to the hospital after a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident Jan. 26 in North Newton.
According to North Newton Police Officer Josh Lowe, the juvenile was crossing W. 27th Street southbound when struck by a minivan that was headed eastbound on the street. The pedestrian and the rear quarter panel of the van collided. The accident was heard by those waiting for wagon rides at the Kauffman Museum Kansas Day activities at about 3 p.m.
The juvenile was transported to the hospital by Newton Fire/EMS.
The accident occurred just west of 27th street and Main Street.
"That is one of those areas that we focus attention on," Lowe said. "... (especially) when cars do not stop for the blinking light (on Main Street)."
In event literature, Kansas Day participants were encouraged to park at Bethel College's football field and walk to the event, making use of the pedestrian light on Main Street, which is also K-15. During the event there were vehicles parked on 27th Street and the Kauffman lot was full. The parking lot also contained activities including food trucks, pedal tractor races, a car show and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Newton Fire/EMS, North Newton PD, Harvey County Sheriff and Newton PD all responded to the scene of the accident.