Kansas Man Hurt In Jet Ski Accident At Smithville Lake

A Kansas man was left with moderate injuries after a pair of personal watercrafts collided Sunday afternoon at Smithville Lake.

According to the accident report from Troop A of the Highway Patrol 26-year-old Kanas City resident Andrew W. Reeves was operating a 2018 Seadoo and 50-year-old Edgerton, Kansas resident Aaron J. Cooper was operating a 1996 Polaris at 5:25 P.M. on Smithville Lake about one and a half miles northeast of the W Highway bridge at 5:25 P.M. when the Seadoo struck the Polaris causing extensive damage to both vehicles and sinking Connor’s Polaris.

Connor also suffered moderate injuries and was taken by private vehicle to St. Luke’s Hospital on Barry Road for treatment.

No injury was listed for Reeves but he was arrested for boating while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, and not having a boater safety card. He was booked into the Clay County detention Center before being released.

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