Detroit Police officers injured after car rear-ended

Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
The Detroit News

Detroit — Four officers with the Detroit Police Department were injured Saturday night when a truck rear-ended their squad car during an investigation.

According to police, the officers were at Wyoming and Puritan avenues near the Lodge Freeway around 11 p.m. Saturday investigating a 16-year-old boy for burglary of an automobile. The suspect had been taken into custody and was in the back of the police car, when the driver of a red pickup struck the rear end of the car.

The driver hit two officers who were standing outside the squad car.

The four officers, all with the 12th precinct, and the burglary suspect were taken to an area hospital where they are listed in temporary serious condition.

The driver of the pickup, a 54-year-old man, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and was taken to the Detroit Detention Center. He was not injured.

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