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KCPD vehicle struck after car loses control Friday morning

Car hits KCPD vehicle during ice storm
Posted at 4:01 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:05:02-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A car lost control and hit a Kansas City, Missouri, police vehicle on Friday morning during icy conditions, police said.

The officer responded to a crash on northbound Interstate 29 and Tiffany Springs Parkway around 6:30 a.m. The officer was parked on the shoulder and putting out flares when another vehicle lost control, slid and struck the police SUV as the officer was getting back in, police said in a tweet.

The officer had minor injuries, police said.

Police said 63 crashes were reported in KCMO, including 35 that involved injuries, between 5 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday.