Independence officer injured in accident on I-480

Independence officer injured in accident on I-480
(Source: WOIO)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WOIO) - An Independence police officer was injured in an accident on I-480 Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the accident happened on I-480 West at I-77.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are handling the investigation and said the officer, whose name is not being released, was driving on I-480 Westbound and responding to an accident on I-480 Eastbound around 3:30 p.m.

Troopers said the officer turned in the crossover and struck a van.

The van driver was a witness to the original accident and had pulled over to help, said troopers.

The van driver was not in his vehicle when it was struck by the cruiser.

Chief Michael Kilbane told 19 News the officer was screened at the hospital for a possible concussion and treated for abrasions.

Kilbane said the officer is now home from the hospital and is expected to return to work next week.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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