Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

3 inmates injured during WyCo Sheriff vehicle crash

January 6, 2011

A Wyandotte County Sheriff inmate transport vehicle was involved in an accident Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., resulting in minor injuries for three inmates.

About 9:07 a.m., two uniformed Sheriff Deputies were transporting four inmates from the Wyandotte County Detention Center when their van was struck from behind. The van was southbound on 7th Street, and the striking vehicle left the scene, though the Sheriff’s office reported that the accident was unintentional.

Due to extensive damage to the striking vehicle, it and its driver were located shortly after the accident. The driver was cited for leaving the scene of an injury accident. The Sheriff’s van received minor damage, primarily to the bumper.

The deputies were not injured, but three of the inmates were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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