Police: Officer Involved In Crash Near Eastpointe

DETROIT (WWJ) — Police say that an officer was involved in a crash near Eastpointe on Thursday night.

Detroit police tell WWJ Newsradio 950 that an officer made a routine traffic stop in the area of 8 Mile Rd. and Gratiot Ave. just after 9 p.m. The man who was being pulled over — a white male in a silver Dodge Caliber — fled the traffic stop and struck the officer, who was outside of his vehicle.

The officer got back into his cruiser and proceeded to pursue the suspect with his partner. In the area of 10 and Gratiot — near the Roseville-Eastpointe border — the officer’s vehicle crashed into another vehicle. Two people in that car — a woman in her 30s and her teenage son — were not injured.

The officer is being treated at a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

The last known location of the suspect in the Dodge Caliber was 13 Mile Rd. and Groesbeck Hwy.

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