Two male Grandview PD officers cops narrowly avoided serious injury when a hit & run driver slammed into one of their patrol cars on southbound U.S. 71 highway just south of Missouri-150 just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
The officers were outside of their cars conducting a traffic stop on another motorist when "a dark-colored" possibly 4-door General Motors" vehicle ran into- then bounced off a GPD patrol car- slid sideways across the roadway- corrected and continued south on U.S. 71.
The officers were showered by flying debris from the crash and knocked to the ground- but weren't struck by the suspect vehicle.
One "60-year-old" officer suffered back and leg pain and the 2nd officer- "a 36-year-old" had cuts and bruises and were taken to a KC-MO hospital.
Their injuries were non life-threatening.
Law enforcement throughout the southern part of Metro KC were on the lookout for the suspect vehicle- said to have front-end and passenger-side damage.