Orlando police officer injured in crash

Last Updated: Monday, January 01, 2018, 10:53 AM EST

An Orlando police officer was involved in a crash Sunday night while responding to a call.

  • OPD officer injured in crash
  • Patrol car hit by vehicle that ran red light
  • Officer taken to hospital with facial injuries

The incident happened at the intersection of Silver Star Road and John Young Parkway at about 8 p.m.

The officer was driving toward the intersection with flashing lights and siren, when a vehicle ran a red light and crashed into the OPD patrol car.

The officer was taken to a hospital with facial injuries.

The other driver fled the scene, police said. However, OPD officers found a woman matching the driver’s description and took her into custody on an outstanding warrant.