Topeka police patrol vehicle collides with minivan, hurts 3
Associated Press - April 10, 2016 4:09 pm
Topeka police say they have made impressive gains in the four months since creating a violent crime unit after a spate of crimes earlier this year.
A 10-year-old girl is one of three people who sustained nonlife-threatening injuries in a crash involving a Topeka Police Department patrol vehicle.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, which was reported to the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center at 6:32 p.m. Saturday.
The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1SqINrc) reports the highway patrol’s crash log says 23-year-old Gary Atchison III of Burlingame was driving the police department SUV south with its emergency lights and sirens activated.
The vehicle and a 2004 Dodge Caravan collided in an intersection. The Dodge driver, 40-year-old Jesus Meza of Topeka, and a 10-year-old in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital.
Atchison and a passenger in the SUV, 22-year-old Caitlan Hornung, also were transported to the hospital.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com.