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2 Las Vegas police officers involved in separate crashes

Updated October 18, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Las Vegas police have investigated two crashes involving officers since late Wednesday.

An officer who suffered a possible medical episode crashed just after 1:25 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of North Nellis Boulevard and Geist Avenue, south of East Cheyenne Avenue, police said.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield said.

About 14 hours earlier, another officer was involved in a crash after he was struck by a vehicle on the Strip. Police said that the officer was responding to a traffic problem about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Elvis Presley Boulevard, when a vehicle sideswiped him and fled the scene.

The officer suffered a minor ankle injury, police said.

Police are investigating the Wednesday crash as a hit-and-run and were still searching for the suspected driver Thursday.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0365. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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