OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - An Overland Park police officer was injured Thursday night when
a vehicle slammed into the back of a police cruiser while it was
stopped at another wreck.
It happened about 10:45 p.m. in the 12500 block of NB US 69
The officer, who was sitting inside the vehicle when the crash
occurred, was taken to an area hospital with unspecified non-life
threatening injuries. Police say he was treated and released.
The Olathe Police Department assisted in the investigation of
the crash, which briefly closed down northbound traffic of the
Authorities say the police cruiser had its emergency lights
flashing when the unidentified driver struck it. There was no
immediate word on if any charges would be filed.