Police Capt. Paul Forrester said that the accident occurred at the intersection of Broadway and Crawford around 5:45 a.m. on June 7. Paul C. Powell, 69, was southbound on Broadway and was attempting to turn east onto Crawford when he collided with a northbound 2015 Ford Fiesta, driven by 26-year-old Samoaisasa’e P. Lutui, Salina.
Powell’s 2016 Nissan Versa sustained heavy damage and he was transported to the hospital. Capt. Forrester said the last update he had received on Powell’s condition said he was paralyzed from the waist down.
Lutui had no reported injuries.
Citations are still pending. According to Capt. Forrester, the traffic light was yellow at the time of the accident.
Correction: It was originally reported that both drivers were cited for failure to yield. According to a Police spokesperson, no citations were issued. They are still pending.