ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester police officer was hospitalized Wednesday after colliding with a flatbed truck at the intersection of North Goodman Street and Bay Street.

Around 4:45 p.m., the officer was on patrol when he crossed the intersection where the vehicle collided with the truck, causing the truck to flip onto its passenger side.

Officials say there is no suspicion of drugs or alcohol from either driver.

Authorities say the officer was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. The tow truck driver remained at the scene unhurt and cooperated with the investigation.

Rochester Police Department Captain Adam Radens said to always be more observant.

“Obey the speed limit. And with the sun, it’s shining right in your eyes when you’re driving now driving westbound this time of day,” Cpt. Radens said. “And the other people driving cars you don’t know what they’re going to be doing if they’re not paying attention if they go through a red light so even if you have green slow down and look both ways if you can.”


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