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Driver partially ejected from car, hospitalized in early Sunday crash in Kansas City

The driver of a Kia who was partially ejected through a window in a crash early Sunday morning in Kansas City was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The wreck occurred about 3:09 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Bruce R. Watkins Drive near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

The Kia was traveling north when the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said. The Kia hit a guardrail on the right side of the road, crossed all of the traffic lanes and then hit the concrete median.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt. He was partially ejected from through the front passenger window. He was taken to a hospital.

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A driver was injured Sunday in a wreck on Bruce R. Watkins Drive near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City. This Google Maps Street View image shows the area in April 2019. Google Maps

No further details were immediately available.

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The Star received information about the wreck Sunday morning in an email from the Kansas City Police Department. No other details were immediately available.

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