A 21-year-old Garden City woman, Maria Chapa-Solano, was transported to St. Catherine Hospital for serious injuries after she was hit by a car whilst wandering into traffic on May 21.
Around 9:25 p.m., Garden City Police Department, Garden City Fire Department, and Finney County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 1300 N. Taylor Ave. for a reported pedestrian accident.
Upon arrival, officers located Chapa-Solano lying in the middle of the street.
Investigation revealed that a GMC Sierra, driven by Leonardo Bautista-Morales 65, of Garden City, was traveling southbound on the inside lane when his vehicle struck Chapa-Solano.
“According to witnesses, Chapa-Solano was stumbling in the area when the accident occurred,” said the GCPD in a press release.
The incident caused traffic to be diverted from the scene for approximately one hour.
Bautista-Morales was cited for Driving While Suspended, while Chapa-Solano was cited for Jaywalking and Walking Under the Influence.