At 4:10 a.m. Saturday morning- Grandview Fire- EMS & police responded to a 1-vehicle crash on southbound U.S. 71 under the 140th Street overpass.
When they arrived minutes later- the found the male driver of the vehicle trapped from his waist down after he had crashed into a guardrail- which penetrated the man's vehicle.
KC-MO Fire- enroute to another crash call that was actually this one- stopped and helped the Grandview Fire department extricate the man- which took about an hour and 25 minutes to free the driver.
That driver's injuries were critical according to a GFD paramedic's report as he was being taken to a Metro medical trauma center around 5:45 a.m..
Police were investigating.