• Driver ran red light, T-boned Orlando squad car responding to robbery, police say

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando Police Department squad car was hit Sunday night after a driver ran a red light on John Young Parkway, police said. 

    The squad car's lights and sirens were on as it was traveling west on Silver Star Road around 8 p.m., when another driver ran the red light on John Young Parkway and hit the squad car, police said. 

    Two officers were in the squad car when it was hit. 

    One officer was taken to the hospital with facial injuries that are not life-threatening, police said. 

    The driver who ran the red light fled the scene on foot, leaving a passenger behind, investigators said.

    The passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

    "Patrol officers on scene quickly checked out with a female matching the description of the driver," a police spokeswoman said. "She had a warrant and was taken to (police headquarters) to speak to detectives."

    No other information on the crash, including the identity of the driver taken into custody or what charges she may face, was immediately released.

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