Five taken to hospital after crash on Southwest Boulevard

Five people were taken to the hospital at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Southwest Boulevard and Iowa Street, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log.

A police pursuit was involved, according to the trooper’s report. The location of the accident is near I-35 in the Rosedale area.

A 2014 Ford Explorer with four teenagers was traveling east on Southwest Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it made an avoidance maneuver and started to travel into oncoming traffic, the trooper’s report stated.

The Explorer sideswiped a 2016 BMW X3 Series vehicle that was traveling west on Southwest Boulevard, according to the report. The Explorer then hit a power pole and all occupants fled, the report stated.

The driver of the BMW was a 35-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, resident who is an assistant professor doing cancer research at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, according to the report. He was wearing a safety restraint.

The driver of the Explorer was a 17-year-old male from Kansas City, Kansas, according to the report. He had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, the trooper’s report stated. He was not wearing a safety restraint.

A passenger in the Explorer, an 18-year-old male resident of Kansas City, Missouri, also had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, the report stated. He was not wearing a safety restraint.

A third person in the Explorer, a 16-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, male, had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report. He was not wearing a safety restraint.

A fourth occupant of the Explorer, a 14-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, male, had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, according to the report. He was not wearing a safety restraint, the report stated.

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