Two APD officers injured when driver rear-ends unmarked patrol car

Two officers were inside an unmarked police vehicle (foreground) that was stopped at a stop sign when a second car (background) rear-ended it on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2017. (KXAN Photo: Tim Holcomb)
Two officers were inside an unmarked police vehicle (foreground) that was stopped at a stop sign when a second car (background) rear-ended it on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2017. (KXAN Photo: Tim Holcomb)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A car rear-ended an unmarked Austin Police vehicle in East Austin Saturday afternoon, the Austin Police Department said.

It happened at about 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of East 5th Street and Tillery Street east of North Pleasant Valley Road. The two officers were stopped at the intersection when the second car struck their car from behind, according to police.

They suffered minor injuries – one officer complained of neck pain and the other back pain. They were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center to be evaluated. An investigation into the crash will be conducted as per standard police policy for any officer-involved crash.

The driver of the second car stayed at the scene.

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