Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Motorcyclist injured in crash near Johnson Drive and Barker Road

File image - Shawnee Police Department 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

File image - Shawnee Police Department 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

July 19, 2018

A motorcyclist was injured Wednesday morning in a crash on Johnson Drive near Barker Road. The crash was reported just before 11:15 a.m.

Captain Ben Mendoza of the Shawnee Police Department says the motorcycle and its lone occupant were unable to negotiate the curve of the roadway and crashed.

The department's activity log states, "[the] motorcycle took a curve too wide and too fast, then left the roadway."

Capt. Mendoza says the rider was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A similar motorcycle crash at the same curve killed a 35-year-old Shawnee woman who was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle last month. An 82-year-old Overland Park woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash at the same intersection in December 2017.


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