Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Police Investigating Serious Injury Accident

On Monday, March 4th, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Overland Park Police responded to a two-car injury accident in the area of W. 104th Street and Metcalf Avenue. 

According to witnesses, a blue Honda CRV was traveling north on Metcalf at W. 104th St. before it was struck from behind by a tan GMC pickup truck. The CRV was driven by an adult male and also had an adult female in the front passenger seat. 

The GMC pickup was traveling north on Metcalf Avenue at a high rate of speed driven by an adult male, and another adult male was in the front passenger seat. 

After the initial collision, the GMC traveled to the northeast and rolled on its side before coming to a stop on the east side of the street.  Both vehicles sustained major damage.  The two occupants of the CRV were transported to a nearby hospital. The driver of the CRV sustained critical injuries, while the passenger had serious injuries.  The two occupants of the GMC were uninjured.  Preliminary investigation indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The Overland Park Police Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate this accident.