DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit police officer was among four people injured in a crash early Monday on Woodward Avenue on the city’s west side.

Northbound Woodward remains closed at 7 Mile Road in the Palmer Park neighborhood, following the accident at around 7 a.m.

WWJ’s Charlie Langton reports the female officer was off-duty in her personal vehicle — a red Dodge Charger —  headed to work eastbound on 7 Mile, when she turned left onto Woodward, and was struck by a northbound white Dodge Durango. The officer’s car then veered off and hit a SMART bus, according to witnesses.

“I was paying my fare. All I heard was errrr…boom!,” said Rod McCray, who was on the bus. “And it sent the red car over to us!”

The injured officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Sinai Grace Hospital where her condition is unknown at this time. Three people in the SUV were also taken to a hospital for treatment. No one on the bus was hurt.

Early information is that the officer may have been at fault, having made an improper turn onto Woodward.

Police remain on the scene investigating

Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for more on this developing story. For the latest on conditions on local roads and freeways, tune to AM-950 during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.


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