Parma police car involved in crash, officer taken to hospital

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PARMA, Ohio– A Parma police cruiser was involved in a crash Thursday morning.

It happened on Brookpark Road near West 54th Street.

Police said the officer was responding to a robbery call and attempted to go around another car that was turning left.

The officer, who had activated the cruiser’s lights and sirens, avoided hitting the other vehicle and struck a telephone pole.

The officer was taken to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, while an 18-year-old, who was doing a ridealong with police, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

The driver of the other car was not hurt.

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