An accidental hit-and-run case is now considered an aggravated battery case, based on new information received by the Great Bend Police Department, Lt. Bill Browne said Monday. The man who reported being hit by a car as he was walking the night of Monday, March 19, now says the driver tried to run him over.
The alleged victim called 911 at 10:39 p.m. on March 19, saying he’d been walking in the vicinity of the Great Bend Police Department when a red two-door vehicle struck him and left the area. At the time, Browne said officers weren’t sure exactly where the accident occurred because the man didn’t say. “He’d walked for a couple of blocks,” Browne said, adding officers didn’t have a lot to go on because the victim was uncooperative. He was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital where he was treated for a possible broken ankle and released.
The investigation is continuing. Police now believe the incident occurred in the 2200 block of 11th St., Browne said.