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Man arrested after crashing car into KCPD motorcycle officer

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 00:11:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer was hospitalized Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving northbound on Ward Parkway near Meyer Boulevard at the roundabout was struck by another vehicle.

According to a KCPD release, a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by a 24-year-old Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man turned east on Meyer Boulevard and struck the officer, who was ejected from his motorcycle.

The unidentified officer was taken to a local hospital for evaluation with non-life-threatening injuries.

“For a guy that got clobbered the way he did, he was very lucky,” Capt. Chris Young of the KCPD Traffic Enforcement Unit told 41 Action News.

The driver of the Fusion was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Young said.

It was long day for the officer, who had helped with crowd control during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but was “in good spirits” all things considered, according to Young.

“He’s in as good of spirits as can be expected under the circumstances,” Young said.

The accident serves as a reminder for drivers to be extra cautious as the temperatures rise and more motorcycle riders return to area streets.