Seattle Police Officer Injured in Accident

A police officer was seriously injured early Sunday morning when his patrol car slammed into a light pole after he swerved to avoid a taxi. Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said the officer was on DUI emphasis patrol in downtown Seattle at about 12:30 a.m. when a number of calls went out for officers to respond to a disturbance on Capitol Hill. The Seattle DUI Lawyers at SQ Attorneys focus their practice on those accused of a DUI. The Seattle DUI Attorneys at SQ Attorneys have represented many individuals who have been arrested during the DUI emphasis patrol i downtown Seattle.

The officer was at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and University Street when he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a taxicab.

The patrol car slammed into a light pole, and the officer was seriously injured in the crash, Witt said.

Medics responded and the officer was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. There were unconfirmed reports that he suffered a broken hip.

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, the officer was reported to be in stable condition.

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