2 officers injured after crashing cruisers into each other while responding to scene

DAYTON — Two officers are hurt after a crash involving two Dayton Police cruisers early Tuesday morning.

>>PHOTOS: 2 officers hurt in crash involving police cruisers responding to scene

While a sergeant on the scene initially told News Center 7 that the officers were chasing a stolen car, a Dayton Police spokesperson later clarified that a sergeant had spotted a wanted stolen vehicle and had the driver in custody around 1:55 a.m. This happened on W. Third Street at North Plaza.

Two additional cruisers were on their way to the scene to help when they crashed into one another.

“The cruisers both crashed into poles after the vehicles collided. Both officers involved in the crash were transported to an area hospital,” the spokesperson said.

One officer suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Initial emergency scanner traffic indicated that the office may have broken their leg.

The other was treated and released from the hospital.

As we reported on News Center 7 at 5:00, the crash caused enough damage to total both cruisers.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was arrested and the vehicle was returned to its original owner.

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