June 6, 2014 at 7:07 am

2 Detroit cops, two passengers injured in crash after motorist runs yield sign

Detroit — Four people, including two police officers, were injured when their patrol vehicle was broadsided by a car that ran a yield sign on the city’s west side early Friday morning.

Both officers, plus two females riding in the other car, were treated at a local hospital and released.

According to Public Information Officer Adam Madera, the incident occurred at about 12:20 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Warwick and Plymouth roads.

“The patrol car was traveling southbound on Warwick when it was hit on the passenger side by a black, older model Chevrolet Impala that ran a yield sign at Elmira,” Madera said. “Both officers, and two female passengers in the second vehicle, were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The patrol vehicle was heavily damaged.”

The driver of the Impala was arrested at the scene and has been charged with ignoring a yield sign, having no drivers license and having an open intoxicant in the vehicle.

Police are also trying to determine whether the driver had been driving while intoxicated. The location of the crash is just a short distance from a Detroit Police Department station at 11450 Warwick.

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