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4 Akron police officers injured in early Saturday morning crash

Officials with the Akron Police Department say that all of the officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

The Akron Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating today after four officers were injured in an incident early Saturday morning. 

According to officials, the incident happened around 3 a.m. when a car ran into marked Akron Police Department cruisers in the 1000 block of East Archwood Avenue. 

Police tell 3News that two marked police cars were on scene responding to a disabled vehicle call when a Hyundai Sonata traveling westbound on the street slammed into the back of one police cruiser, causing it to hit the other. 

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Two of the officers were standing outside of one of the cruisers at the time and the other two were inside one of the cruisers. Police say that one of the two officers outside of the car was hit by the vehicle. 

All four of the officers were taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital for their injuries, which officials say are non-life-threatening. 

The driver of the Sonata, identified as a 45-year-old male, is currently in critical condition at Summa Health Akron City Hospital. 

Drugs and alcohol may have played a role in the crash, but police say speed appeared to be a contributing factor. 

The Akron Police Department says this incident remains under investigation at this time. 


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Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published in January of 2021. 

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