KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people are injured after an overnight crash early Saturday morning. The result of that crash left a power pole uprooted and those three people fighting for their lives.
It was a normal Friday night as usual in a south Kansas City Neighborhood, but a deafening sound after midnight would soon wake many up.
The investigators responded to an area of Holmes Road and 117th Street where they said a silver Ford F150 was traveling southbound on Holmes in the northbound lanes and struck a black GMC Envoy head-on around 12:45 a.m.
The GMC rotated and came to a rest on the east side of Holmes Road as the Ford rotated to the south, went off the right side of the roadway and overturned onto its roof.
“Getting ready for bed, and I heard a crash, and I just knew it wasn’t a normal boom. I had to go out and make sure everyone was alright,” said Eric Scheuermann, a neighbor.
That unfamiliar sound of a crash was the result of a wrong-way crash. An F150 going at a high rate of speed down Holmes struck a GMC Envoy bringing both the vehicles to a halting stop and flipping the F150 on its roof.
“Chaos, I couldn’t believe it, I never seen an F150 overturned like that, was absolute chaos, I mean there was debris all in the road,” said Scheuermann
The Driver of the pickup is in critical condition, while both occupants of the SUV have serious injuries.
According to AAA, the state of Missouri over the past decade had the fourth most wrong way crashes in the country. The Missouri Highway Patrol says most of these crashes are caused by the elderly or those impaired.
“There was stuff in the street here like somebody’s headlight and I just moved it to the side.”
Less than 24 hours later, as the remnants of this crash still linger here in South Kansas City, three families are praying and hoping all they can, that their loved ones will pull through.
“Definitely thoughts and prayers.”
The Ford driver was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, while both the driver and passenger of the GMC were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.
Police continue to investigate the crash.
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