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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SUV crashes into Johnson County home

Posted: September 26, 2012 - 8:15am
Updated: September 26, 2012 - 8:35am

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating this morning after a Sport Utility Vehicle crashed into a residence on the northeast corner of 167th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Oxford Township.

Dispatchers say the crash was reported just before 8 a.m., at 16695 Metcalf Avenue.

Overland Park Firefighters arrived on scene to find the SUV under a collapsed deck. Crews reported the female driver would need to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was said to be the only occupant of the vehicle. Her injuries are said to be serious. Rescue crews worked for about 15 minutes to extricate the injured driver.

Deputies reported the vehicle struck a deck before coming to rest against the home's foundation. A building inspector is said to be responding to check the integrity of the structure.

No other injuries were reported.

OPFD provides fire protection for this unincorporated area of county. The Overland Park city limits runs along Metcalf Avenue, everything to the west of Metcalf being in Overland Park.

This accident occurred approximately 100 yards from where another single vehicle accident occurred in June 2012. 23-year-old, Adam P. Baker was killed in that accident when his vehicle left the roadway and began lodged in a tree. More information on the previous accident can be found here.

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