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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Overland Park officer injured in car accident

Posted: January 14, 2014 - 4:33am
Updated: January 14, 2014 - 5:17am

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An Overland Park police officer has been transported to an area hospital this morning after her patrol vehicle was rear-ended on U.S. 69 highway.

Around 3:20 a.m., Overland Park Police and Fire units were called to investigate a rollover accident on northbound U.S. 69 highway, south of 183rd Street. Officers arrived and found the driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., Overland Park Police reported that one of their patrol vehicles at the accident scene had been rear-ended. A fire unit was still on the scene from the initial accident and quickly requested an ambulance to the scene for an injured police officer.

Johnson County Fire District No. 2 responded to the scene and transported the officer to an area hospital as a precaution. Her injuries are described as minor.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies and Overland Park Police blocked off  all northbound lanes of U.S. 69 while the accident was cleaned up. One northbound lane was reopened at 5:15 a.m.. Southbound traffic was not impacted by either accident.

Olathe Police are on the scene handling the investigation of the officer involved accident.

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