Police cruiser smashed after morning of accidents on I-70 - KMOV.com

Police cruiser smashed after morning of accidents on I-70

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(KMOV)—Two separate accidents on Interstate 70 near West Florissant caused a third accident shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
 
Police say the first accident involved a car that ran into the back of a tractor trailer truck. The second accident involved an overturned car, in which the driver ran off.
 
No one was seriously injured in either of those incidents.
 
Police say those two incidents caused an accident at I-70 and Broadway, involving police officers.
 
They say a car t-boned their patrol car while they were diverting traffic off the highway.
 
One officer jumped over the median to avoid the crash and hurt his knee.
 
The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the patrol car was not hurt, but received several tickets. 
 
Westbound lanes of I-70 were shutdown for more than an hour but have since reopened.

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