GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas deputy is critically injured after wrecking during a lengthy chase of a motorcycle driver.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the Kiowa County deputy was flown to a Wichita hospital following the accident Thursday night. The deputy’s name was not released.
The 18-year-old motorcycle driver was arrested but has not yet been charged.
The chase began when troopers tried to pull over a speeding sports bike on U.S. 54 in Pratt County. Troopers ended the chase at the Kiowa County line over safety concerns.
The deputy began pursuing the motorcycle. His vehicle struck a sign and ended up in a culvert.
The chase eventually ended in Ford County, about 55 miles from where it began, when the motorcycle driver pulled over and tried to run before being caught.