May 16, 2021 8:10 PM

2 Kansas City officers hurt when driver tries to flee arrest

Posted May 16, 2021 8:10 PM

KANSAS CITY  (AP) — Two Kansas City officers were injured when an impaired driver tried to flee police Saturday.

The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday when officers were trying to arrest the driver of a Cadillac CT5 near Flora Avenue and East 44th Street. Kansas City Police Department spokeswoman Donna Drake said the driver refused to exit his vehicle.

Two officers were trying to get the driver out of the Cadillac when the man started driving and drug the officers along with the vehicle. Drake said the Cadillac sideswiped a parked Nissan Sentra before colliding with a Ford Escape.

One officer fell to the ground before the Cadillac hit the Nissan. He had minor injuries. The second officer was hanging on to the passenger side of the Cadillac when it hit the Ford. Drake said that officer was hospitalized with injuries that aren't life threatening.

The driver of the Cadillac was also hospitalized with injuries that aren't considered life threatening.

The driver of the Ford Escape fled the scene. Drake said investigators determined that the Ford had been reported stolen before the crash.