- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita police officer who was injured when he was hit by a car is beginning to walk on his own and can now talk.

A family spokesman David Nienstedt tells The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2pZUXpi ) officer Brian Arterburn still has memory loss and a long recovery ahead.

Arterburn has been hospitalized since he was injured early February, when he was run over by a fleeing and stolen SUV.

The 25-year police veteran suffered chest, abdomen and brain injuries when the vehicle hit him as placed spike strips on a road in south Wichita.

Arterburn had surgery after he was run over to relieve pressure caused by brain swelling. He had two additional brain surgeries in April.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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