Crystal Police Office Struck By Car Trying to Flee Police
CRYSTAL (AP) -- A Crystal police officer is recovering after being struck by a car trying to flee police. It happened Thursday afternoon after a State Patrol trooper tried to stop a vehicle for speeding.
The driver would not stop and led troopers on a chase. After being boxed in by State Patrol and Crystal police squad cars, the vehicle tried to flee again and ran over the officer as well as damaging several police cars.
The officer was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Another officer fired at the car after it struck the Crystal officer.
One suspect was treated for superficial injuries, but it's unclear how that person was injured.
Three people in the car were taken into custody.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.