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Grand Junction Police patrol car involved in rollover crash; officers not seriously injured

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 21:40:58-05

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A collision between two vehicles caused a Grand Junction Police Department patrol car to roll on its top Friday afternoon, an official with the police department said in a news release.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle cash at the intersection of N. 7th Street and Ute Avenue which involved a patrol car from the police department.

An initial investigation indicates the patrol car was going north on N. 7th Street when it was broadsided by a vehicle going west on Ute Avenue. The collision caused the patrol car to roll over, according to police.

Officers said the driver of the car who reportedly broadsided the patrol car, only identified as a man, suffered no injuries.

A woman officer who was driving the GJPD patrol car was able to get out of the car on her own, but her co-pilot, a male officer, had to be extricated by emergency personnel with the help of the Grand Junction Fire Department.

Both officers were taken to a hospital to be evaluated, but no serious injuries have been reported at this time.

Traffic was blocked in all directions at the intersection of N. 7th Street and Ute Avenue. The closure lasted for nearly three hours.

The cause and contributing factors of the crash are still under investigation.