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Woman, 4 girls injured in crash after driver runs red light in Overland Park: police

Update: Overland Park police on Thursday afternoon provided new details contrary to what had been released earlier. That story is posted here.

A woman and four children were injured, one critically, Thursday morning when a vehicle that ran a red light struck another car and hit them as they walked to Pawnee Elementary School in Overland Park, according to police.

Officers were called to the crash shortly after 7:30 a.m. at West 87th and Grant streets, where one vehicle making a left-hand turn was hit by a vehicle that disobeyed a red light, according to Officer John Lacy, a spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department.

Three cars were involved, Lacy later said.

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A traffic crash Thursday morning caused injuries near West 87th and Grant streets in Overland Park Katie Bernard - The Kansas City Star

Momentum from the crash caused one of the vehicles to hit the four pedestrians, Lacy said.

One of the girls was in critical condition and the others hit were in stable condition, he said.

Police initially reported that the wreck involved two cars and three children rather than three cars and four children.

Citations to a driver were pending, Lacy said.

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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.
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