CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed two of the department’s officers had to be taken to MetroHealth Medical Center after they were hurt in a car accident while responding to a call Sunday.
Police union president Jeff Follmer said one of the officers was being treated for a head injury, the other for a leg injury.
The accident happened around 11:40 a.m. as the officers responded to assist in a foot chase of a robbery suspect.
The officers were driving west down Lorain Avenue with their lights and sirens on. As they approached West 69th Street, a car entered their path.
The police car struck the other vehicle then hit a pole.
Also injured was the driver of the other vehicle, who was taken to the hospital for treatment.
During the investigation, Lorain Avenue was closed between West 68th Street and West 73rd Street.
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