Two injured after Boulder police officer collides with car en route to call


Two people were taken to the hospital after a Boulder police officer responding to a call in his patrol vehicle collided with another car.

Boulder police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said the officer was responding to a call at 11:40 a.m. Monday with his lights and sirens on when he collided with a Volkswagen Golf in the intersection of Canyon Boulevard and Folsom Street.

The drive of the Volkswagen, a 54-year-old woman, was transported by ambulance to a hospital. The extent of her injuries is not yet known.

The officer was transported by patrol car to a hospital with minor injuries.

More specifics on the crash were not immediately available.

Waugh said the officer was responding to a disturbance on Pearl Street, including a report that a naked man had climbed onto a garbage truck.

The investigation and cleanup partially closed the intersection for a little more than two hours before police fully reopened all lanes at 2:20 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call Boulder police Traffic Officer Clark at 720-290-2970.

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