Red Deer police cruiser involved in crash Wednesday morning

Red Deer City RCMP are investigating a collision involving a police cruiser that happened early Wednesday morning.

The police vehicle had its flashing lights on and was responding to a “priority one” call at about 5:25 a.m. when it collided with another vehicle in the intersection of Taylor Drive and Kerry Wood Drive, said Staff Sgt. Jeff McBeth.

Two male police officers were treated at Red Deer hospital for minor injuries and were released. One of two people in the other vehicle, also a male, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

McBeth did not yet know whether the police car had its siren on. But he said its flashing lights were visible to other motorists.

The incident is still under investigation. The intersection was closed for a period this morning for traffic collision analysts. McBeth said “thankfully” crashes involving police cruisers are quite rare.

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