5 injured after accident in Newport News involving police vehicle

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Five people were hospitalized after a crash between a Newport News police cruiser and another vehicle on Sunday.

Newport News Police say it happened at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue just after 6 p.m.

The officer reportedly had his lights and siren on when he was hit by another car. The officer and four people inside the other vehicle were hospitalized after the accident, but police say all of them are expected to be okay.

The Newport News Crash Team Unit is investigating the accident. 

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