KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two people were injured in a hit and run accident around 1 p.m. Saturday on the 7500 block of Missouri Highway 9 in Platte County.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office said the incident involved a blue sedan and a motorcycle.
A 36-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl were riding a motorcycle. Both were seriously injured and transported to local hospitals.
About an hour after the incident, the sheriff’s office said a deputy located the driver of the sedan with the help of the community. This person was then taken into custody.
“This would not have been possible without the citizens who got involved, spoke up and gave us a description of the vehicle or the tenacity and attentiveness of Deputy Ray,” the county sheriff’s office said. de Platte in a press release. “Excellent work Deputy Ray and thank you to the citizens who helped. Sheriff Owen always says that we cannot do our job effectively without the cooperation and support of our citizens.
The sheriff’s office told KSHB 41 News that alcohol may have been a contributing factor for the driver in regards to the accident.
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