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Police car struck and 2 officers hurt at Madison Avenue & Hall Street

Posted at 4:47 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 11:23:37-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department was out on Madison Ave. and Hall St. starting around 4 a.m. Sunday morning for an incident that eventually turned into a police cruiser being hit by a possible drunken driver.

According to our crew on scene, there were a number of cars with damage to them, including a police cruiser that had its left side smashed in.

Our crew also confirmed that police were setting up a perimeter to let a K9 track a potential suspect.

GRPD later told FOX 17 that the incident was a crash involving a police cruiser at 4:02 a.m. Two officers were inside and were approaching a green light at Hall when a westbound car ran the red light and hit the police car, which then struck a third car waiting at the light. The driver of the vehicle that hit the cruiser was pinned inside his vehicle and police extricated him.

Both officers were transported to St. Mary's Hospital with possible concussions. One officer also may have suffered a broken collarbone.

The suspect driver was seriously hurt, but his injuries are considered non-life-threatening, and he was admitted at St. Mary's.

That driver is currently under police guard and is being investigated for operating while intoxicated.