Hazelwood police officer seriously injured in accident

11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Friday, August 26 2016 Aug 26, 2016 Friday, August 26, 2016 9:04:50 AM CDT August 26, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating a crash that left a suburban St. Louis police officer seriously injured.

KMOV-TV reported the accident happened Thursday afternoon on Dunn Road near Interstate 70 in north St. Louis County.

Police said a Hazelwood officer was driving to a call when a car pulled in front of the police cruiser, causing a head-on crash. The police car flipped several times and landed on its roof.

The officer had to be cut out of the vehicle. He was flown to a hospital. Authorities said he is expected to recover. His name has not been released, but he is a 10-year veteran of the Hazelwood department.

The driver of the car refused treatment and is cooperating with the investigation.

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