Lacombe officers injured in collision while responding to call

Lacombe Police have lost a car and two of its officers are taking time off to heal after a collision with an SUV on Tuesday afternoon.

LACOMBE — Lacombe Police have lost a car and two of its officers are taking time off to heal after a collision with an SUV on Tuesday afternoon.

Const. Steve Murray said the two officers, a male at the wheel and a female riding in the passenger seat, were heading to the site of a workplace injury at Gull Lake at about 4 p.m. when the collision occurred.

They were at the intersection of 50th Avenue and the C&E Trail in Lacombe when the crash occurred, with the passenger side of the police car taking the brunt of the damage from the impact.

The male officer was taken to hospital in Lacombe for X-rays while the female was rushed to Red Deer. Both were released on Tuesday, but will have to take a few days off to recover, said Murray.

The 86-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured in the crash.

An investigation is underway.

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