Archive for Saturday, September 1, 2018

Critical injury reported in west Shawnee crash

September 1, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Updated: September 2, 2018, 12:51 a.m.

Shawnee police, fire, and Johnson County Med-Act were called to the railroad crossing near Holliday Drive and Wilder Road about 3:50 Saturday afternoon for a reported crash involving a motorcycle.

Radio traffic indicated firefighters arrived to report a motorcycle and its rider on the ground near a truck and one man down with critical injuries.

"The 66-year-old operator of the motorcycle was transported from the scene by Med-Act to a local hospital with injuries," Sergeant Travis Meats said in a news release. "Shawnee Police Department Traffic Unit is currently on scene with the investigation."

Westbound Holliday Drive and eastbound Wilder Road were closed as officers from the department's Traffic Safety Unit investigated the crash. All roads reopened shortly after 7 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Lake Quivira Police Department assisted with traffic control in the area.

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