2nd crash involving KC police reported Saturday. Driver, officer taken to hospital

Kansas City police investigated a crash involving one of their police vehicles late Saturday afternoon on the south side of the city.

The two-vehicle wreck happened after 5:30 p.m. It was the second time that day a Kansas City police vehicle was involved in a crash.

According to a statement from police, a Kansas City police vehicle had its lights and siren activated and was traveling west on Bannister Road when it struck a Chevrolet Malibu that was headed south on James A. Reed Road.

Police said the Malibu was traveling through a green light at the intersection at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Malibu and the police officer were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

The incident marked the second wreck reported Saturday that involved Kansas City police. Just before 4:30 a.m., another Kansas City police vehicle crashed into a car at Prospect Avenue and 23rd Street. The driver of the car was seriously injured. Officers in the police vehicle had minor injuries.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.