• SPD officer seriously injured in crash with power pole


    SEATTLE - A Seattle Police South Precinct officer was seriously injured after his marked patrol car collided with a power pole and several parked cars early Saturday morning.

    The crash happened at about 1:20 a.m. on Rainier Avenue South near South Garden Street.

    Police said an officer hit a pole and the impact of the crash sheared the pole off at the base.  The officer's patrol car then struck three parked, unoccupied cars before coming to a rest against a tree.

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    Seattle Fire Rescue responded and took the officer to Harborview Medical Center where he remains with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

    Detectives are investigating what caused the officer to lose control of his vehicle and crash.

     This remains as an active and on-going collision investigation.

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