Two teenaged boys were rushed to a hospital after being extricated from a two-car collision in Prairie Village Wednesday.
Three teens, one of whom was wearing a Shawnee Mission East High School shirt, were inside a white Dodge Charger that made contact with a blue Hyundai traveling on Cherokee Drive near West 71st Street about 10:30 a.m. Both vehicles were traveling west, police said.
Speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, police said. Road conditions were clear of snow or ice.
The Dodge Charger careened off the roadway, apparently hit a tree, and came to a stop in the driveway of a residence on Cherokee. The driver was able to get out of the car, but the two teens in the front passenger seat and back seat were seriously hurt and had to be extricated, police said. The adult driver of the other car was not seriously injured, police said.
The two injured teens remained in serious condition late Wednesday afternoon. Police had not yet released their names.
Nearby resident Kimberly Justice heard the crash and hurried to the scene to comfort the victims as paramedics were on the way, she said.
Cherokee Drive has been the site of numerous crashes over the years, Justice said.
“I wish we could be safer on this road,” she said. “It’s terrifying.”
Prairie Village reported that there have been seven crashes near 71st and Cherokee in the past five years.