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School bus strikes KCPD motorcycle; no injuries reported

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 15:47:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A crash on a Northland interstate Monday morning could have ended much differently.

Around 9:45 a.m., a school bus was traveling north on Interstate 29 near 152 Highway when it struck a motorcycle belonging to a Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department officer.

Police said the officer had pulled over a white Chevrolet sedan for speeding at I-29 and Northwest Old Tiffany Springs Road and parked his motorcycle "on the fog line of the outside shoulder," with emergency lights activated, according to a KCPD crash report, while he spoke to the driver of the sedan.

The bus struck the motorcycle, pushing it into the sedan, the report stated. The motorcycle then burst into flames due to a fuel-tank rupture.

The officer was not injured, but the driver of the sedan suffered minor burns to her left arm.

It wasn’t immediately clear if any students were on the bus, though no injuries were reported on the bus.

Traffic was delayed in the area while police investigated the incident.

Police still are investigating the incident.