Mar 02, 2021 4:10 PM

Hit-and-run takes out downtown tree, scrapes street light

Posted Mar 02, 2021 4:10 PM

A tree and street light paid the price in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Salina earlier this week.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning that sometime Sunday or Monday, an unknown vehicle that was traveling southbound on North Seventh Street attempted to make a right-hand turn onto West Iron Street. The vehicle went across West Iron Street and up onto the south sidewalk in the 200 block of West Iron Street, striking a tree and a street light.

The tree was completely knocked over and the street light sustained scrapes. Both are owned by the City of Salina.

Evidence collected at the scene indicates the vehicle to possibly be a gray Hyundai or KIA, Forrester noted.