Akron officers injured in head-on crash on East Avenue
Both officers were responding to a burglary call
Mike Vielhaber, newsnet5.com
7:14 AM, Oct 4, 2013
2:18 PM, Oct 4, 2013
AKRON, Ohio - A head-on collision between a minivan and an Akron police cruiser Friday morning has left four people injured.
According to Akron police, a male and female officer were in the police car and their injuries appear non-life threatening. Both officers were traveling southbound on East Avenue while responding to a burglary call.
A 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van heading north on East Avenue attempted to turn left at Iona Avenue in front of the cruiser. Both vehicles collided just after 5:30 a.m.
Two males, a father and son, were in the minivan. All four people were taken to Akron hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The police officer driving has over six years of service with the department while the passenger has ten months of service, according to the police department.