Officer injured when Columbus Police cruiser involved in downtown crash

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police say an officer was injured when a cruiser was involved in an crash early Friday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 5:00am near the intersection of E State Street and S 3rd Street.

Police say the incident appears to be the result of the other driver running a red light and striking the cruiser. They are investigating if drugs or alcohol were involved.

The officer was taken to Grant in stable condition. One other person, who police say was under arrest, was transported to Grant in stable condition as well.

Police on scene say no one in the other vehicle was injured.

The incident is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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