- Jackie Ibanez
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Two police officers were injured early Tuesday morning after their police cruiser slammed into a tree while chasing a suspect.
Springfield Police Sgt. Brian Manley said the police officers were attempting to pull over a car on Ranney Street around 1:30 a.m.
The driver of the car being pursued then turned around and headed straight at the police cruiser. The officers hit a nearby tree in an attempt to avoid the oncoming car.
One officer suffered minor injuries to his head after hitting the windshield. Both officers were taken to the hospital.
Sgt. Manley said they detained a suspect who they believed had some relation to the event, but they couldn't prove he was the driver and he was released.
Police have the car, but they are still searching for the suspect.