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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Police say an officer was responding to a call when he lost control of his car and crashed into a house. Three people were home at the time, but no one was injured.
The officer was transported to University Hospital with injuries to his head and neck. A witness working across the street tells WDRB News he saw the police car down the street with lights on and sirens blaring. He says that's when a pickup truck pulled out in front of the police car.
The officer tried to avoid hitting the truck and smashed through the front door of the house.
The Outer Loop between Smyrna and Zenith was closed as police continued to investigate the crash. Sgt. Barry Denton, from the traffic unit, says, "We're still gonna look at the video tape on the car and try to determine the lights, who had the right of way of course but again that's still part of the investigation."
A neighbor who knows the family well says they are lucky to be alive. They were in the back of the home at the time of the crash. She says, "They were really scared and freaked out and that was probably the biggest issue but I don't know what's gonna happen now we'll have to see."
The family of four was not allowed back inside their rental home, as crews boarded it up. The Red Cross is putting the family up in a hotel for the next three days, until they find them a permanent shelter.
Police have not identified the officer involved in the crash.