Thornton police officer hospitalized after suspect crashes into patrol car

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THORNTON, Colo. (KDVR) — The Thornton Police Department says a police officer and two others were hospitalized following a crash on Tuesday morning.

UPDATE Sept 8 1:30 p.m.: The Thornton police officer and female passenger have been released from the hospital. The male driver of the suspect vehicle is still in the hospital, police announced on Twitter.

TPD said the incident started when the Brighton Police Department was pursuing a suspect. BPD then asked for help from TPD.

Police said that as officers arrived in the area, the police chase was canceled. Shortly after that, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a Thornton officer’s patrol car, according to police.

The crash involved a Thornton police officer and a man and woman. All three were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Police said 104th Ave. reopened around 8:45 a.m. between Riverdale Rd. and Colorado Blvd.

An investigation is underway.

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