DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Three Detroit Police officers were taken to the hospital after their unmarked squad car overturned in a west side neighborhood.
Police spokesman Ronald Otis says the officers were responding to a report of a burglary about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday when the driver swerved to miss another vehicle moving into their lane.
The patrol car ended up on its side and struck a parked vehicle.
Detroiter Marcus Bryant was at home on Greenfield Road when he witnessed the crash and helped to pull the officers from their crumpled car.
“I asked him (one officer) if he had anyone else in there with him. He said yeah, he got two partners in there,” said Bryant. “He actually helped me; he held the door open as I climbed in there and pulled out his partner on the passenger’s side.”
Bryant said at least two of the officers were clearly hurt.
“The guy on the passenger’s side — he had real severe bleeding to the head,” Bryant said. “He was kinda real shooken (sic) up and banged up … I don’t even really think he could walk right now.”
“The guy in the backseat, he was probably in the worst condition,” Bryan said. “Because he didn’t have on a seatbelt, for one, from what I’d seen. He was basically just was tumbling around back there when the car was flipping over.”
Two of the officers were reported in stable condition at a hospital, late Wednesday afternoon, while the third was in serious condition.
No arrests were made and the crash is under investigation.
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