SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Four people were hospitalized on Saturday night, two with serious injuries and two others with minor injuries following a chase and crash on I-435 at Shawnee Mission Parkway.
The police chase started in Gardner, and one person was reported to be in custody.
A crash report says a 2002 Chevy Malibu was being pursued by Kansas Highway Patrol for aggravated vehicular battery on a law enforcement officer from Gardner Police Department. The Malibu, heading northbound on I-435, swerved to avoid stop sticks and lost control, went on the right shoulder and sideswiped a 2012 Toyota Prius.
After the impact, the Malibu went across all lanes of traffic into the center median, entering oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes of I-435, and struck a 2013 Toyota Highlander head-on. The impact caused the Highlander to leave the roadway, ending up in a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side, according to the crash report.
The driver of the Malibu, a 15-year-old male from Gardner, Kan., was taken to a hospital with injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.
The 37-year-old female driver of the Highlander was taken to a hospital with injuries. A 36-year-old male passenger and a 1-year-old female passenger were also taken to the hospital with injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time. All occupants of the Highlander were wearing seat belts, and the child was securely fastened in a child safety seat.
The 41-year-old driver of the Prius was uninjured.