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Man critically injured, trying to stop thief from taking his pickup truck

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Mar 03, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who tried to prevent a thief from taking his pickup truck was hit by the truck and critically injured.

Kansas City, Missouri police said the crime happened about 1:30 Sunday at Eastwood Trafficway and Ararat Drive on the city's east side.

The victim saw the suspect take his Chevrolet pickup.

Police said the thief tried pull around a vehicle stopped at stopped at a red light.

The pickup truck hit the victim and raced away westbound on Eastwood Trafficway.

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