Three Recovering Following Crash Involving Police Car In SE OKC

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 9:35 am
By: News 9

Three people, including two police officers, are now recovering after a crash late Thursday night in far southeast Oklahoma City.

Police are now looking into what caused the wreck that sent a patrol car and a mini-van inside a ditch. All three people involved in the accident were rushed to local hospitals.

3/11/2015 Related Story: Emergency Crews Respond To Officer Involved Accident In SE OKC

Police said the crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of S.E. 149th and S. Hiwassee Road.

Two male Oklahoma City Police officers were traveling in the same patrol car when somehow their vehicle collided with a van and both went off the road.

Investigators don't believe the cars crashed head-on, but all the airbags were deployed in the police car.

Police closed down the road for investigators to take measurements. They set up GPS units to document all the details of the intersection.

The car wreck happened just as police were responding to a call.

"We had officers en route to a domestic call, it was a 2-man unit. While they were responding they were involved in a collision with one civilian vehicle, it was occupied by one person," Lt. Alan Burgett said.

The crash is under investigation at this time. But the officers' injuries are not life-threatening.