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Spokane police officer injured in car crash

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

A police officer was involved in a crash at Lincoln Street and West 5th Avenue Wednesday morning. (Spokane Police Department / Courtesy)
A police officer was involved in a crash at Lincoln Street and West 5th Avenue Wednesday morning. (Spokane Police Department / Courtesy)

A Spokane police officer was injured Wednesday morning when a car ran a stop sign near Deaconess hospital.

The officer was driving north on Lincoln Street when a citizen driving west on West 5th Avenue ran a stop sign, hitting the patrol car.

Medical staff at the nearby Deaconess Hospital ran outside and immediately began giving medical aid to the officer and other driver.

The citizen driver was extricated from their car by Spokane firefighters. Both the officer and citizen are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Spokane Police Department’s major crimes unit traffic investigators are investigating the crash.

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