2 LMPD officers, 1 other injured in car crash on Dixie Highway

2 LMPD officers, 1 other injured in car crash on Dixie Highway
A civilian in the other car was also injured. (Source: Greg Schapker, WAVE 3 News)
A civilian in the other car was also injured. (Source: Greg Schapker, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Greg Schapker, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Greg Schapker, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two Louisville Metro Police officers and a civilian were rushed to the hospital following an injury crash Thursday evening.

A police cruiser and car collided just before 7:30 p.m., in the southbound lanes of Dixie Highway at Stephan Drive in southwest Louisville. That intersection is between West Pages Lane and Johnsontown Road.

The officers were responding to an overdose at the time of the crash, according to police.

One has an apparent head injury. LMPD cleared the route and closed Broadway to rush that officer to University Hospital.

The other officer was hurt in the arm. It is unclear how badly the civilian was injured. They were both also taken to the hospital.

Everyone is expected to survive the crash.

"We are extremely lucky," LMPD Sgt John Bradley said. "Any time two or three people are in a wreck and no one is killed... so, we're very lucky."

Bradley said it appears the officers did have their lights and sirens on when the crash happened.

One of the injured officers is a trainer, the other is a trainee. Their identities have not been released.

Police remained at the crash scene on Dixie Highway for hours to investigate the cause.

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