ALLEN PARK (WWJ) – Two Dearborn Heights police officers and a motorist were taken to the hospital Monday night after a crash in Allen Park involving a squad car.
The crash took place around 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Pelham Street and Van Born Road, near I-94 and the Southfield Freeway.
According to Michigan State Police, two officers in a Dearborn Heights Patrol car (Ford Explorer) were attempting to catch up to a vehicle on Pelham Road to make a traffic stop.
When the officers’ SUV entered the intersection, it struck a Lexus sedan that was traveling westbound on Van Born. The impact of the crash was so bad, one of the police officers involved reportedly had to be cut out of his cruiser.
The two officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries; The driver of Lexus was also transported to the hospital and was last reported in critical condition.
The intersection was closed for roughly three hours, but has since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.