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Dirt bike rider suffers critical head injuries from wreck in Northland neighborhood

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A dirt bike rider suffered life-threatening head injuries Saturday from a wreck in a Northland neighborhood, according to police.

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. to the scene of the crash near 88th Street and North Spruce Avenue.

Officers learned that a black and yellow dirt bike with one rider was headed eastbound in a westbound lane when it hit a large pile of gravel in the road.

The dirt bike ramped up the gravel into the air and crashed.

The driver was not wearing a helmet and suffered life-threatening head injuries, police said. The driver was in critical condition Sunday morning.

Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.


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