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NFTA officer injured in morning crash

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An NFTA police officer was injured in a three-car crash in Buffalo Friday morning.
Transit Authority spokesman Douglas Hartmayer says officer Michele Krzemien was responding to a call just before 8 a.m. when her car was struck by a passenger car on Delaware Avenue at Bryant Street. Hartmayer says the police cruiser was hit by another vehicle, rolled over, and slid into another car.

The Buffalo Fire Department responded and was able to cut away the windshield. Hartmayer says the officer was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital

"The officer was taken to ECMC and was treated for some bumps and bruises and some lacerations, but the good news is she has been released," Hartmayer told WBFO.

The driver of vehicle that hit the police car was not injured. The other driver was taken to ECMC for observation.

Hartmayer says the officer was responding to a disturbance on a Metro Bus and had the police car's lights and siren on at the time. The crash is under investigation.