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2 sent to hospital after crash involving Lexington officer

Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 06, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — First responders were on the scene of a crash at Northside Drive and Wayland Drive on Friday night.

One of the vehicles apparently involved is a police cruiser, according to our crew at the scene.

Police in Lexington have said they believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Police told LEX 18 that surveillance video from a house nearby caught a Nissan Altima running a stop sign and hitting a police cruiser.

Two people were in the Nissan. The driver of the Nissan and the police officer were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Officers could be seen pulling multiple empty bottles from the Nissan and placing them on the roof of the car.

A neighbor who heard the crash from her house said that stretch of road has been a problem.

"Because it's just a two way stop and not a four way stop... And I've seen accidents there before," said Eva Watts.

As of Saturday morning, no arrests have been made.

CORRECTION: LEX 18 originally reported Bryan Station Road.