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KCPD vehicles involved in 2 separate crashes Saturday

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 21:45:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police vehicles were involved in two different crashes Saturday while responding to calls.

A man was seriously injured in the first crash with police officers responding to a call early Saturday morning.

Just before 4:30 a.m., two police officers in a blue Ford Explorer were responding to a call with lights and sirens near East 23rd Street and Prospect Avenue.

The officers were traveling south on Prospect when a white Ford Crown Victoria, traveling west on East 23rd street with a posted stop sign pulled into the intersection and stopped.

The police car was unable to avoid the collision, T-boning the Ford.

The driver of the Ford was not wearing a seat belt.

He suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The police officers received minor injuries.

The second collision happened at 7:37 p.m. at the intersection of Bannister Road and James A. Reed Road.

The police vehicle was headed west on Bannister Road with lights and siren on when a red Chevy Malibu traveling south entered the intersection at James A. Reed Road on a green light.

The KCPD vehicle struck the Malibu.

The driver of the Chevy and the officer both suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.