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KC officer injured in vehicle collision while chasing man with outstanding warrant

A Kansas City police officer was injured when a man with an outstanding arrest warrant and two others abandoned a car with the engine still running, and the car hit a patrol vehicle.
A Kansas City police officer was injured when a man with an outstanding arrest warrant and two others abandoned a car with the engine still running, and the car hit a patrol vehicle.

A Kansas City police officer was slightly injured Friday morning after being involved in a vehicle accident during an arrest in the 5900 block of Euclid Avenue.

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. Officers tried to pull over a car with a man inside who had an outstanding arrest warrant. The driver refused to pull over. The man and two others, including the driver, jumped out of the car at 59th Street and Euclid Avenue. The car’s engine was still running when the vehicle collided with a police patrol car, said Sgt. Kari Thompson, a police spokeswoman.

Fire crews were summoned when the car that was being pursued caught fire. Additional officers arrived, and the man and two others were arrested moments later.

Traffic near 59th Street and Euclid Avenue was blocked off while investigators gathered evidence and removed debris from the roadway.

No other details were immediately available.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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