NewsKansas City Public Safety


Kansas City, Missouri, police officer in serious condition after 1-vehicle motorcycle crash in Westport

KCPD motorcycle
Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 18, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A traffic enforcement officer with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in KCMO's Westport neighborhood.

KCPD says the male officer was driving a police motorcycle on northbound Southwest Trafficway, when he struck loose roadway material north of Westport Road.

The officer lost control of the motorcycle, was ejected from his motorcycle and struck his head in the roadway, per police.

The traffic enforcement officer was taken to an area hospital in serious, but stable, condition.

KCPD is investigating the crash.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at Tips leading to an arrest made through the Tips Hotline may be eligible for up to a $25,000 reward.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.