A Las Vegas police officer was hospitalized early Sunday morning with non-life threatening injuries after crashing a patrol vehicle with another car, Las Vegas police said.
Lt. Ted Snodgrass said the collision occurred at 7:37 a.m. near the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive.
Snodgrass said the officer was taken to a local hospital with lower-back injuries. He added that the passenger in the second car suffered facial injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.
More information about the accident, such as who was at fault, was not immediately available.
The accident was one in a slew of police-involved car accidents that have occurred since officer James Manor, 28, died May 7 while responding to a domestic violence call.
Investigators found that Manor was traveling 109 mph, without his flashing lights and siren and without a seat belt, in the moments before he slammed into a pickup that pulled in front of him on Flamingo Road near Rainbow Boulevard.
There were several other police department-involved vehicle accidents in the month of May.
In one collision, two officers and a 54-year-old woman were injured while the officers were responding to a robbery in the southwest valley.
Police said the officers were traveling east on Flamingo Road over the Las Vegas Beltway when they struck a 2008 Lexus that was making a left turn from the northbound offramp to go west on Flamingo.
Also in that month, a police officer and another person suffered minor injuries in a traffic collision at the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Ann Road.
Police said the officer was traveling east on Ann Road when he ran a red light and struck a 2004 Suzuki Forenza traveling north on Jones.
No one was hospitalized in the incident.
In another instance, an officer and another person were injured after an officer possibly ran a red light in the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Twain Avenue.
The officer and the citizen suffered minor injuries.
Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas @reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.