KC police searching from suspects who bailed after crashing stolen vehicle near 87th and Wornall

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are looking for three carjackers, who crashed a stolen SUV on busy Wornall Road, and caused another collision involving a police car.

It happened just before 10 a.m. at Sweeney Boulevard and Wornall Road.

Police tell FOX 4 a stolen SUV moving northbound on Wornall at a high rate of speed smashed into a car that was pulling out from Sweeney Boulevard to turn south on Wornall.

"We’ve got three suspects who are out on the loose at this time," said Sgt. Bill Mahoney of KCPD's crash investigation team.

Mahoney says a Mazda Tribute SUV had been reported carjacked. Officers spotted it and were getting ready to try to stop it when the crash happened.

Witnesses say the stolen SUV tried to swerve to avoid the collision, but simply was going too fast.

"I figured it was a carjacking," said Cynthia Johnson, who witnessed the crash. "They jumped out before the vehicle even stopped rolling, so I figured it wasn’t theirs. It was three teenagers and they were young. Young! I didn’t get a good look at them but I did see that they were young because they just popped out like gophers and ran."

As a police car pulled up to the scene and tried to block the road, another driver hit the patrol car in a minor fender bender. Luckily, no one was hurt in either collision. Police have been using specially trained canines and aerial drones to search for the three suspects, who were last seen running west.

If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood call the police, if you have information about the carjacking, you can also call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

A car involved in a carjacking crashed in near 87th and Wornall, and the suspects fled.

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