An Arlington County police officer was hospitalized this afternoon after his car was struck while responding to a call.
The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Arlington Blvd (Route 50) and N. Pershing Drive.
The officer was responding to a domestic violence call involving a possible weapon and was turning onto Arlington Blvd from Pershing when his cruiser was “T-boned” by a vehicle traveling westbound on Route 50, according to ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
The officer was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was treated by paramedics on scene, Sternbeck said.
So far no charges have been filed. Police plan on reviewing footage from the cruiser’s dashboard camera as part of their investigation, which is still ongoing, Sternbeck said.
The injured officer has been on the force for fewer than three years, we’re told.
Westbound Route 50 was closed for about an hour while the scene was cleaned up and police investigated the accident.
Photos courtesy “Captain Awesome”