A Fort Worth patrol car collided with the back of another vehicle Monday morning on Interstate 35W in far north Fort Worth, injuring the officer and two other people, authorities say.
It was the second major accident involving a Fort Worth patrol car in as many days.
The accident Monday was reported shortly before 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35W near Outlet Boulevard.
The officer’s vehicle rear-ended another vehicle during traffic, police said.
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He suffered minor scrapes on his arm and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, police said.
Authorities closed part of the highway for a short time as police investigated.
On Sunday night, another Fort Worth patrol officer suffered minor injuries when his vehicle collided with a vehicle in Hurst. The crash occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Hurst Boulevard, near Hurstview Drive.
The officer was westbound when he attempted to turn south and was hit by the vehicle traveling eastbound on Hurst Boulevard, police said. The motorist, who may have suffered a broken hip, was taken to a local hospital.