MPD officer recovering after car crashes into squad car

MPD officer recovering after car crashes into squad car
The driver of the car that hit the squad car was issued a citation after the incident. (WHBQ)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer is recovering after a car crash Thursday night.

Officers had responded to a one-vehicle crash just before midnight at Riverdale Road and Birch Run.

As an officer was completing the scene and waiting for a wrecker, a car heading southbound on Riverdale hit the rear bumper of the squad car.

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According to MPD, the car continued up an embankment into a line of trees and bushes.

The car rolled back down the embankment and continued rolling before stopping on the sidewalk on the west side of Riverdale.

According to MPD, both the officer and the driver were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

The driver was issued a citation.