Denver police officer involved in crash near state Capitol

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DENVER — An officer was injured after being involved in a crash while responding to a call near the state Capitol on Tuesday, the Denver Police Department said.

The accident happened about noon near East 14th Avenue and Logan Street.

The officer had lights and sirens on while going eastbound on East 14th Avenue when she was hit by a driver going northbound on Logan Street.

The officer was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, police said.

The intersections of East 14th Avenue and Grant Street and East 13th Avenue and Logan Street were closed as police investigated the crash. Roads reopened about 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for careless driving resulting in injury. Police said drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors in the crash.

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