Jan 12, 2020 11:00 PM

Fundraiser for Kan. teen critically injured after rollover crash

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HUTCHINSON —A Reno County teen was taken to a Wichita hospital after a rollover accident Friday.

According to the GoFundMe page, Raiden Stewart was driving home from school when his small pickup was traveling west bound in the 8400 block of east 4th Avenue, lost control, and veered into the south ditch. The vehicle rolled several times into a field.

Stewart was trapped in the vehicle. 

The GoFundMe says that doctors have informed Raiden's parents that he fractured his spinal cord (C4-5 vertebrae) and will most likely not be able to walk again. He currently has no feeling from the chest down, and can only slightly move his upper arms. 

Raiden also has damage to his vertebral artery, causing doctors to monitor him for stroke. He had surgery Saturday.

Raiden will require intense treatment and rehabilitation. After his hospital stay, he will go to a spinal rehabilitation center in either Nebraska or Colorado. 

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Jan 12, 2020 11:00 PM
Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition
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SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office