IMPD officer injured in crash on south side of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was injured in a crash Friday morning on the city’s south side.

Emergency crews were called to East Street and Hanna Avenue, about four blocks north of I-465, shortly before 5:45 a.m.

IMPD dispatch said the officer was taken to the hospital with a minor back injury. No one else was hurt.

Hanna Avenue at East Street was temporarily shut down as crews responded to the crash.

A few hours earlier, an IMPD officer was taken to the hospital after police say a woman crashed into his squad car and then fled the scene.