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Officer sustained serious injuries in collision

On 6/25/11, at approximately 12:30 a.m., an officer was working as a DUI emphasis car.  Multiple fast back up calls and a city wide task force activation was being broadcast over SPD radio for civil disorder in the East Precinct. The officer was responding to assist on a fast back up he was involved in a single vehicle collision.

The officer was at the intersection of 4th Av and University when he had to take swerved to avoid hitting a taxicab.  The officer then collided with a light pole, sustaining serious injuries.

He was transported to Harborview Medical Center via Seattle Fire Dept Medic one. The officer was admitted.  Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed he scene. The investigation is on-going.

As of 6:00 a.m., this morning the officer was reported to be in stable condition.