Vehicle strikes two KCMO officers on motorcycles

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two KCMO police officers are recovering Friday morning after they were struck by a car Thursday night.

It all started around 10 p.m. Thursday when the officers were blocking an intersection along 71 Highway near the ramp to 39th Street.

KCMO officers were blocking traffic because officers were trying to pull a car over for a traffic violation and the driver refused to stop.

Another driver had already been stopped for speeding but actually took off and hit not one but two police officers who were both on motorcycles.

One officer was dragged for a short distance and actually left hand prints on the vehicle. Both officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One suffered injuries to the wrist. The other suffered injuries to his back. One officer is described as a veteran motorcycle cop.

The drivers of both vehicles were arrested. The driver who hit the officers faces several charges including some state charges. It is believed that driver was impaired.