Fairview Park police officer suffers minor injuries while assisting with I-480 crash

CLEVELAND - An officer suffered minor injuries while assisting with a crash on Interstate 480 Wednesday morning. 

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Fairview Park officer was investigating an earlier crash and standing alongside one of the vehicles when a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling eastbound lost control. 

The Ford Ranger slid off the right side of the roadway and into a parked 2006 Jeep Cherokee. 

The Ford Ranger then bounced off and hit a 2014 Toyota Highlander as well as the officer.

The officer was thrown to the ground as the Ford Ranger re-entered the road and was struck by a 2003 Ford Taurus. 

The driver of the Toyota Highlander and the Ford Taurus were taken to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. 

The Fairview Park police officer also suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to Fairview Hospital. 

The crash is under investigation but alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.  

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