Wichita Police Department http://kmuw.org en Wichita Will Pay $300,000 To Family Of Girl Hit By Patrol Car http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-will-pay-300000-family-girl-hit-patrol-car <p>The city of Wichita plans to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Suhani Bhakta, a 12-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a police patrol car in Feb. 2012.</p><p>A Kansas Highway Patrol investigation verified that the officer was speeding in a 30 mph zone and was not using lights or a siren when the accident occurred. The officer hit Bhakta as she ran across a road near her home. Police said the officer was following policy at the time and that a sports utility vehicle may have obstructed his view.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:03:09 +0000 Associated Press 19244 at http://kmuw.org