Motorcyclist sitting at stop light struck and killed in KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A motorcyclist, who had been sitting at a stoplight, was struck and killed by another vehicle who failed to stop behind him.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Kansas City, Kan., police department responded to the fatal accident in the 6300 block of Leavenworth Road in KCK. Police say a truck with three people in it was stopped at the light facing east and a motorcyclist, who police described as a white male in his 50s, was behind it. A woman driving a red Ford Taurus, who was also headed east, came up to the light but failed to stop, hitting the motorcyclist into to the truck in front of him.

The motorcyclist died from his injuries at the scene of the accident. One of the three people inside of the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries, and the woman who was in the Taurus was also taken to the hospital with injuries.

Police said they do not believe at this time that alcohol or reckless driving was a factor in this incident. The accident remains under investigation by the KCK police's Traffic Support Unit/Critical Collision Response Team.

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  • Shirley

    I find it hard to believe that at least reckless driving was not warranted here, I wonder if the driver of the car would have gotten a reckless driving charge if she had only hit the truck? Since she killed a man leaving his family to morn his loss, I would think vehicular homicide would be in order here.