Police K9 unit involved in a crash in Central Fresno

Chevrolet Cavalier that was hit by a Fresno Police K9 unit.

A Fresno Police officer responding to a call was involved in an accident on Fulton Street near Belmont Avenue.

Police said the K9 officer, in a Ford F150, was driving south on Fulton Street with sirens on, when the officer ran into a car on the transition road between Van Ness Avenue and Fulton Street at Freeway 180. Police said the car was traveling through a green light, but the officer had lights and siren activated.

The officer broadsided the woman in the car causing major damage to both vehicles.

The woman driving the car suffered cut to her face and possibly sustained a concussion. She is recovering at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

The officer had lacerations to his head. He was also treated at CMRC, but has since been released. The K9 dog was not injured.

The accident is still under investigation.
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