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Motorcyclist injured after hitting school bus in West Plaza neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Emergency crews are on the scene after a motorcyclist struck the back of a school bus Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. at 47th and Fairmount Ave. in the West Plaza neighborhood.

Kansas City police said a school bus was making a left turn from 47th onto Fairmount when it was struck by a westbound Suzuki motorcycle.

The 17-year-old driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He was listed in critical condition at the hospital. The driver and nine passengers on the bus were not injured.

A witness told police that the motorcycle was seen traveling at an excessive rate of speed prior to the crash.