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Lexington police cruiser involved in crash

A Lexington police officer who was responding to an emergency call was involved in a crash with a van Tuesday night.

Police said the officer, who has not been identified, received minor injuries from the deployment of his cruiser's airbag. He was taken to Central Baptist Hospital, where he was treated and released. No one in the van was injured.

Police said the crash occurred about 10:50 p.m. on North Broadway and West Third Street. The officer was traveling south on North Broadway with his lights and sirens on. A Ford Econoline driven by Daniel Fodera, 32, of New York was traveling east on West Third Street toward North Broadway, and the vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection. The van spun around and came to rest in the intersection.

The crash's impact made the cruiser slide south, striking a fire hydrant and then an iron fence before stopping in the front yard of a house in the 200 block of North Broadway.

Witness at the scene said the police cruiser had the green traffic signal at the time of the collision.

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