by Ivan Foley
What started as a call to report a suicidal man ended with a fiery crash at a busy Platte City intersection.
Despite the frightening images at the scene, injuries were minor, a fact police attribute to modern day air bags and other safety improvements in today’s vehicles.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday morning, Platte City police officers were responding to Maple Drive on a report of a man acting suicidal.
Platte City Police Lt. Al DeValkenaere said as he and Chief Carl Mitchell headed to the Maple Drive area to back up officers headed that way, they instead ended up heading to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Hwy. 92 and Prairie View/Running Horse Road, with Central Platte Fire Department and Northland Regional Ambulance District. For more on story.