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10-year-old critically injured in crash Thursday on US 49 in Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 11:35:54-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 10-year-old child was hospitalized after a crash near the intersection of southbound U.S. 49 and Longview Road on Thursday morning, according to Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

The child, who was a passenger in the single-vehicle crash, was critically hurt.

The driver of a gray Ford Fusion lost control while traveling south on U.S. 49 and went off the right side of the road before hitting a metal guard rail. The Fusion then bounced back across the lanes of traffic before hitting a concrete median and crossing back to the right and off the road again.

The driver also was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries .

All lanes of southbound U.S. 49 were closed for roughly 90 minutes during the crash investigation.