PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Southeast Portland intersection is closed to traffic after a crash involving a police officer sent two people to the hospital, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Crash investigators said a PPB officer was responding to assist another officer who had asked for help when that officer collided with a car at the intersection of SE 112th Avenue and SE Flavel Street around 4 p.m.
The police officer had been driving west on SE Flavel, while a woman in a gray Acura was driving south on SE 112th. The two collided at the intersection with enough force to cause the police patrol car to flip several times and land on its roof. Police said the Acura was left with front-end damage.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities did not disclose the extent of her injuries.
The officer involved in the crash has since been released from the hospital.
The intersection has been closed to traffic a block in every direction as the Major Crash Team investigates. Police said they expect the closure to last for several hours.
This is a developing story.