Blue Springs police officer hospitalized after wreck during traffic stop

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 16:44:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Blue Springs, Missouri, police officer was hospitalized after a traffic collision Saturday afternoon.

The officer was conducting a traffic stop at 2:07 p.m. in the area of Southeast Adams Dairy Parkway and Southeast Shamrock Lane when a BSPD vehicle was struck by another vehicle.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and was expected to be kept overnight for observation, according to a Blue Springs police spokesperson.

Doctors ended up releasing the officer Saturday evening.

"He is resting and recovering," Blue Springs police said Sunday in a statement.

The other driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.