Serious injuries after crash involving Kansas City police patrol car Saturday morning

A Kansas City police vehicle crashed into another car, causing serious injuries, Saturday morning while responding to a separate wreck.

According to police, officers in a blue Ford Explorer with lights and sirens on were traveling South on Prospect Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. when a white Ford Crown Victoria pulled out into the intersection at 23rd Street and stopped.

The police officers, unable to avoid a collision, T-boned the white ford, police said.

The driver of the Ford was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Officers in the patrol car suffered minor injuries.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.