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Peoria Police officer suffers serious injuries in Tuesday morning crash

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UPDATE (6:33 p.m.) -- Residents who live near the intersection of Sterling and Bainter say accidents happen at least once a week. Loretta Kerr says it has become a lot more dangerous since lanes were added to Sterling.

"Put in all these lanes and now we see accidents about once a week…a lot of them driving too fast where they stop at that light where they stop and read end," said Kerr.

UPDATE (8:30 a.m.) -- A Peoria Police spokesperson said an officer was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries after a car crash Tuesday morning.

The officer was responding to an intrusion alarm around 7:30 a.m., with sirens on, when it was heading southbound on Sterling Avenue, spokesperson Amy Dotson said.

When the officer approached the intersection of Bainter Lane, a car was turning left onto Bainter when the two collided, Dotson said.

Another car was also involved in the incident.

The driver of the car turning onto Bainter was extricated from the vehicle, but was conscious and has non-life threatening injuries, Dotson said.

The third car had minor damage and no injuries.

Officers are currently on scene reconstructing the incident that could take hours, Dotson said.

PEORIA (WEEK) -- The area at Sterling and Bainter Lane in Peoria is closed due to a crash.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to officials.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Collision involving Peoria Police squad car has part of Sterling closed. The officer is said to have serious injuries.

Posted by 25 News on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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