Shawnee accident injures four, including LMPD officer - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Shawnee accident injures four, including LMPD officer

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Accident on Shawnee Expressway west of Cane Run Road, Nov. 28. Vincent Vermeulen/WDRB News. Accident on Shawnee Expressway west of Cane Run Road, Nov. 28. Vincent Vermeulen/WDRB News.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville Metro Police officer is among four people hurt in a crash on the Shawnee Expressway Thanksgiving morning.

The officer and others hurt were in "stable" condition early Thursday afternoon, police spokesperson Alicia Smiley said. 

Police did not release the names of those involved.

The accident occurred after 11 a.m. on the right shoulder of the westbound lanes of the Shawnee Expressway (I-264), between Cane Run Road and Bells Lane.

The officer was in her cruiser, talking to the driver of a disabled pickup truck who was standing outside her driver's door.  A small SUV then crashed into the officer's cruiser.  The crash left the officer, the truck driver and the driver and a passenger in the SUV hurt, Smiley said.

The officer, the truck driver and the SUV driver all were taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  EMS transported the SUV passenger, a 7-year-old boy, to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment, Smiley said.

Police with lights and siren escorted the ambulances to the hospitals.

The SUV driver was not wearing a seat belt; the child was wearing a seat belt, Smiley said.

Images from the scene showed severe damage to the police car and the SUV.

The road was shut down for three hours while crews cleared the wreckage. Police are not releasing the names of the drivers involved.  

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