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Officer injured at scene of Lake Avenue crash investigation



Rochester, New York — On Monday, an officer was injured while blocking traffic on Lake Avenue in Rochester, when another car crashed into his patrol vehicle.

Officers blocked Lake Avenue at Harding Road and at Boxart Street due to a crash in the roadway, according to police.

Police say another vehicle failed to stop and crashed into the driver’s side of the patrol car while an officer sat in his car on the Boxart Street side of the roadblock.

According to police, the impact pushed the patrol car 20 yards down the road.

The injured officer was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other vehicle driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs by New York State Police.