Two police officers were hospitalized following a late-night car crash involving a police cruiser in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday.
Authorities said the police vehicle was in an accident at the intersection of Asylum Avenue and Cogswell Street around midnight. Both officers inside were transported to St. Francis Hospital, though the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
The immediate aftermath saw a heavy police response converge on the area, with a portion of Asylum Avenue blocked off for several hours during the initial investigation.
From images, it appears the police cruiser left the roadway and collided with some roadside shrubbery, causing significant front-end damage. No other injuries or arrests have been reported so far.
The cause of the police vehicle crash remains under investigation. Officials have not indicated what led to the officer’s car veering off the Hartford roadway late at night.
For now, the focus is on the recovery of the two injured officers who were on duty serving their community at the fateful hour. Further details will likely emerge as authorities continue probing the circumstances surrounding the worrying late-night collision.
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