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Omaha Police officer transported to hospital after crash

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 12:28:51-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Cadillac driver struck a police cruiser head-on early Saturday morning, leading to the officer being transported to Nebraska Medicine by Omaha Fire Department medics.

OPD Officer Adam Fisher was heading westbound in a marked cruiser on Sorenson Pkwy responding to a call around 5:14 a.m. Saturday.

A 2000 Cadillac Escalade was eastbound on Sorenson Pkwy and attempted to turn left onto northbound 42nd St when it collided with the cruiser nearly head-on.

OPD says Ofc. Fisher couldn't transmit due to a radio problem and had to hit his 'help' button, resulting in a Help an Officer being dispatched.

The officer, who has served 11 years with OPD, suffered pain to his back and right side. He was taken to Nebraska Medicine by OFD medics for observation.

The Cadillac driver, 34-year-old Laghe R. Andrews, had head and back pain but refused to be taken to the hospital. She was cited for driving during suspension and no proof of insurance.

Neither speed or alcohol use are factors in the crash.