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Police: Car strikes police cruiser injuring officer, driver

May 8, 2019

STOW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a car struck a police officer’s cruiser in a construction zone in Ohio and the car’s driver and the officer were injured.

Stow police say Sgt. Theodore Bell was in the left lane of State Route 8 with his emergency lights activated when the car struck his cruiser. Police say Bell was assisting an overnight construction crew when the crash occurred late Monday in the city roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland.

Police Capt. Bryan Snavely said Bell was in stable condition. Authorities say the car’s driver was taken to another hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

The State Highway Patrol said in a release that alcohol is suspected of contributing to the crash, which remains under investigation.