Aug. 17 Crash Reports


Kansas City woman injured

A Kansas City woman sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 12:21 p.m. Monday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Harold E. Schirlls, 79, of Warsaw, was pulling out of a parking lot near state Route 7 and Dam Access Road when he struck another southbound vehicle driven by Michael F. Burge, 66, of Kansas City. Burge’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the road.

A passenger in Burge’s vehicle, Cathy L. Burge, 64, was taken by private vehicle to Gashland Clinic in Kansas City for her injuries.

Reports indicate all three people involved were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Man hurt in motorcycle wreck

A Lincoln man sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Monday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Herbert T. Cooke, 63, was driving west on state Route AC, one mile west of U.S. Highway 65, when his motorcycle struck a deer in the road. His vehicle overturned and traveled off the right side of the road.

Cooke, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by private vehicle to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Two injured in Johnson accident

Two people sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Justin L. Clinton, 39, of Centerview, was driving a motorcycle west on U.S. Highway 50 at state Route FF when he changed lanes to yield to an emergency vehicle on the shoulder. His vehicle was then struck in the rear by another westbound vehicle driven by Clifford D. Anderson, 62, of Omaha, Nebraska.

Clinton was taken by Sni Valley Fire Protection District EMS to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence for his injuries. A passenger on his motorcycle, Trinity I. Diaz, 24, city not indicated, was taken to Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Reports indicate Clinton and Diaz were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and Anderson was wearing a seat belt.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sedalia Police Department reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

Sedalia Democrat

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

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