Missouri trooper injured during police chase
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was injured when he was struck by stolen vehicle that was being pursued by law enforcement.
The Kansas City Star reports that the trooper's injuries weren't considered life-threatening.
The incident began Friday when Clay County deputies began following the stolen car on U.S. 69 from Excelsior Springs and contacted the Highway Patrol for assistance. Troopers were getting into position to assist with the pursuit when the stolen vehicle took the exit and crashed into the trooper.
The patrol says the injured trooper was out of his vehicle walking around after the crash and before paramedics arrived to take him to a hospital.
Authorities arrested a man with several felony warrants.