MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Fridley police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash involving another car Friday morning, according to police.
Police say at 8:10 a.m. the officer was heading southbound on University Avenue NE near Mississippi St. NE with emergency lights on attempting to catch up to a semaphore violator. As the squad car proceeded through the intersection, most traffic on Mississippi St. yielded for the squad, but one vehicle did proceed through and struck the squad.
The squad, a 2015 Ford Utility, overturned and landed on its roof.
The officer, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken to a local hospital.
The adult male driver and adult female passenger in the other car also suffered minor injuries. The passenger was also taken to an area hospital.
The driver is cooperating with police and there are no indications of impairment, police said.
The semaphore violator was not identified and did not stop at the scene.
The Minnesota State Patrol will handle the crash investigation.