Cruiser and Car Crash

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Police are investigating the crash of a police cruiser overnight but neighbors tell Channel Six the officer was not at fault. Those neighbors say the lights and sirens were on. Six people went to the hospital with minor injuries.

"There was a lot going on with the fireworks and the noise maybe the driver was distracted," Christy Griggs said. Griggs and her family were out in the yard shooting off fireworks when they heard a police siren and then the sound of metal slamming into metal.

Again several people say the officer had the lights and sirens activated. "The driver is required, by law, to yield to an emergency vehicle when their lights and or sirens are on. in this case we're lucky that nobody was seriously hurt,” said Omaha Police Public Information Officer Jake Bettin.

The driver of the car was cited for Driving Under Suspension.

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