3 taken to hospital after motorcycle, SUV collide in Kansas City’s Northland

Three people were taken to the hospital Thursday, including a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries, in response to a crash in Kansas City’s Northland, according to police.

Around 7:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the crash site in the southbound lanes of 169 Highway near Barry Road, according to a written statement from the Kansas City Police Department.

Kansas City police investigators determined a red Ducati motorcycle was being driven at high speed when its driver rear-ended a gray Ford Escape SUV.

The Escape left the roadway, according to police, and traveled through a grassy median before crossing over Thomas Meyers Drive and crashing through a wrought-iron fence. The SUV stopped after hitting a concrete retaining wall next to an apartment building.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with “very critical” life-threatening injuries. The driver and a front-seat passenger of the SUV were also taken to the hospital, and police said they were last listed in stable condition.

Kansas City police continued to investigate the crash Thursday night.

The crash marked Thursday’s second in Kansas City involving a motorcycle rider.

Around 3:23 p.m., officers responded to another crash at East Front Street and Universal Avenue. Investigators found that a Harley Davidson rider struck a Kia SUV that was turning left from Front Street.

That motorcyclist was in serious condition Thursday evening.