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COLONIE — A town police officer was injured after getting into an accident with another vehicle at the intersection of Watervliet Shaker and Old Loudon roads on Friday, Nov. 23.
According to Sgt. John O’Donnell, the patrol car had lights and sirens activated and was responding to a call for assistance from another unspecified police agency.
The officer was travelling westbound on Watervliet Shaker Road at around 7:15 p.m. when it collided with a 2016 Kia that was traveling northbound on Old Loudon Road.
The driver of that car, a 58-year-old from Latham, was transported to Albany Memorial Hospital with chest pain. The man, who is not being identified, has since been released.
The Colonie police officer, a 20-year veteran of the force whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with possible head and neck injuries that are considered “non-life threatening.” He is in stable condition.
All roads have been re-opened.
Alcohol and drugs have been ruled out as factors and no criminal charges are pending at this time, O’Donnell said.
The crash is still under investigation by members of the Colonie Police Traffic Safety Unit. Several witnesses have already spoken to police, O’Donnell said, but anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Colonie Police at 518-783-2744.