Missouri police officer seriously injured in accident

Hazelwood officer injured in accident

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left a suburban St. Louis police officer seriously injured.

KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/2bKH2ds ) reports that the accident happened Thursday afternoon on Dunn Road near Interstate 70 in north St. Louis County.

Police say a Hazelwood officer was driving to a call when a car pulled in front of the police cruiser, causing a head-on crash. The police car flipped several times and landed on its roof.

The officer had to be cut out of the vehicle. He was flown to a hospital. Authorities say he is expected to recover. His name has not been released, but he is a 10-year veteran of the Hazelwood department.

The driver of the car refused treatment and is cooperating with the investigation.