Traffic collision involving officer blocks Santa Rosa intersection

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SANTA ROSA (KRON) – On February 23, 2019, around 5:22pm, a Santa Rosa Police Officer was struck by another vehicle as he responded to an emergency call for service.

The officer was responding in the area of Westbound Highway 12 at Farmers Lane with his lights and siren on.

As the Officer was clearing the intersection in the southbound direction of Farmers Lane, he was struck by the vehicle heading eastbound on 4th Street at Farmers Lane.

The collision blocked the intersection for over an hour.

The Officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The other driver was not injured.

A drone was used to photograph the scene, making it possible for the intersection to be reopened in a timely manner.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact police.

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