STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Motorcyclist falls 47 ft off side of hwy, survives

Police responded to 169 Hwy. and 9 Hwy. in Kansas City around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Posted: Oct 13, 2019 2:40 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2019 2:46 PM

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) -- A motorcyclist is recovering after striking a concrete barrier and being thrown off the side of the highway.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to 169 Hwy. and 9 Hwy. on a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle.

Police say that a black Kawasaki motorcycle was going southbound when the driver apparently lost control.

The vehicle struck the concrete Jersey barrier along the outside lane and the driver was thrown off the side of the elevated highway span.

Police identified the driver as a 31-year-old KCMO man, and he fell about 47 feet and suffered multiple broken bones.

The man is in serious condition.

St. Joseph
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 71°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 72°
St. Joseph
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 71°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 70°
Falls City
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 72°
Temperatures started out on the mild side with most areas in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Monday was another warm and windy day with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. With the dry conditions outdoor burning should be avoided Monday and Tuesday as low humidity and gusty winds continue. Winds will stay breezy over the next few days with wind gusts around 20-30 mph. A more active pattern of weather will settle in for most of this week with our first chance of light rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A better chance for more moderate to heavy rain with possibly a few thunderstorms will move into the area Wednesday night into Thursday with a cold front. That front will stall south of our area late in the week, providing several more chances for rain throughout the rest of the week into the weekend. Temperatures will be a bit cooler after the cold front rolls through with highs back in the 50s.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events