[Editor’s Note: Video in the player above shows the highway shutdown at about 10:30 a.m.]

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – Two officers were injured while responding to the scene of an accident along I-480 near Warrensville Center Road.

The series of crashes took place Saturday morning.

According to officials with the Warrensville Heights Police Department, while police and fire were on the scene of a crash an uninvolved vehicle lost control and struck a police cruiser, as well as an officer outside his police car. 

One officer is now in stable condition and the other officer was treated and released, according to officials.

The portion of I-480 westbound, beyond SR-8 /Northfield Road, was closed for several hours due to the series of crashes.

At about 10:30 a.m. there was a significant backup as two Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers blocked the highway.

Just before 12:30 p.m., the highway reopened.

Police are reminding motorists, to always slow down when approaching an emergency scene.

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