GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) — A man who has made 52 trips in and out of the Barton County Jail is being sought after he ran away from a crash that seriously injured two people Thursday evening.
It happened shortly before 9 p.m. in the 5600 block of Railroad Avenue, just south of Great Bend, according to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir. Timothy Chism was headed west in a Dodge Caravan when he crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Equinox driven by Amanda Staub of Hudson.
Chism fled on foot while Staub and her passenger, a Great Bend woman, were transported to KU Healthcare Systems in Great Bend for treatment. Staub later had to be airlifted to a Wichita hospital for treatment.
Chism is being sought by the sheriff’s office for felony leaving the scene of an accident and other charges. Sheriff Bellendir says Chism has been booked into jail a previous 52 times and was out on parole at the time of the crash.
Anyone who spots Chism should call 911 immediately.