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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Independence

Independence Police Department Cruiser
Posted at 6:47 AM, Jun 05, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist is in critical condition after an early morning crash in Independence.

Just after 3 a.m. Wednesday, the operator of a 2002 Honda Shadow left the roadway while traveling westbound on Blue Ridge Boulevard at Cedar Avenue.

The 29-year-old Independence man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He remains in critical condition.

Police said he was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet.

High speeds are believed to be a factor in the crash.