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Officer involved in collision on Rainier Avenue, both drivers ok

On May 10th, at approximately 5:19 PM, a South Precinct officer was travelling southbound in the 5300 block of Rainier Avenue South.  The officer was responding to a disturbance as a backing officer with his emergency lights and siren activated.  As the officer approached 42nd Avenue South, the officer moved into the northbound lane in order to go around a Toyota that had stopped in front of him in the southbound lane.  As the officer did so, the stopped Toyota turned left and collided with the patrol car, causing the collision.  The officer and the driver of the Toyota were both transported to the hospital with complaintants of pain.  Both were evaluated and released from the hospital.  Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to investigate and process the scene.  Detectives will now be responsible for the follow up investigation.