Metro officer and county deputy collide while responding to call

Posted By Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two law enforcement vehicles responding for a call for help crashed Tuesday afternoon in the Portland neighborhood. The crash happened at 30th and Main Streets around 4:40 p.m. and involved a Louisville Metro Police car and a Jefferson County Sherriff's Office car.

The officers were responding to a call for backup from railroad police officers who were involved in a foot pursuit. The LMPD car was heading west on Main Street and the JCSO deputy was heading north on 30th Street when the two car collided in the intersection.

The sheriff's department car ended up inside the building, which houses Shuckman's Fish Company and Smokery. The LMPD crusier came to rest against the building. No one was inside at the time of the crash. LMPD wreckers removed both cars from the scene.

Both lawmen were taken to University Hospital for treatment of their injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

According to LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley, railraod police did arrest the suspect they were searching for. No word on what charges that person is facing.

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