Driver runs red light, hits Metro cop car

Driver runs red light, hits Metro cop car

Posted: Updated: June 26, 2013 11:34 AM CDT

A driver ran a red light Wednesday morning in south Nashville, striking a Metro police cruiser.

The incident happened at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Thompson Lane.

Police on the scene said the officer was traveling outbound on Murfreesboro Pike when he was hit by a male driver who ran the red light at Thompson Lane.

At first the officer refused treatment but was later transported to a local hospital to be examined.

A News 2 photographer on the scene said he was "limping around."

The driver of the other car was not injured.

The intersection was partially blocked.  It has since reopened.

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