Police officer, civilian hurt in U Street crash


A D.C. police cruiser collided with a car along the U Street corridor Tuesday morning. (Aaron C. Davis)

A District police officer and a woman were injured Tuesday morning along the U Street corridor when a marked cruiser collided with a car, according to D.C. police.

The accident occurred about 6:15 a.m. at 13th and U streets Northeast. Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said the cause remains under investigation. It was not immediately clear in which directions the vehicles were headed.

Alali said the female driver was taken to a hospital for treatment; he said she was bleeding from the mouth. He said the officer also was injured and taken to a hospital, though the extent of those injuries was not available.

The intersection was closed for a time but has since reopened.

Alali said the officer is assigned to 2nd District station. He was off-duty at the time of the accident and driving home. D.C. police department policy allows some officers who live in the city to take their police vehicles home with them.

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