Lakewood police officer seriously injured in crash

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A Lakewood Police Department officer was seriously injured in a crash Thursday afternoon.

Police said the crash involving one of its motorcycle officers happened about 1 p.m. at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Vance Street.

Colfax was closed between Wadsworth Boulevard and Teller Street for the investigation.

A witness who said he was behind the motorcycle officer said the officer was headed west on Colfax when a white SUV pulled in front of him.

He said the officer was alert after the crash, but was yelling and in pain.

(Photo: Lakewood Police Department)

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash. In addition to the officer, one other individual was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The Jefferson County Accident Response Team is now investigating the crash.

As of 6:45 a.m. Friday, the officer remained in serious condition and was undergoing surgeries, according to Lakewood police. The department thanked the community for its thoughts and prayers.