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Austin Police officer seriously injured in FM 969 tractor trailer collision

AUSTIN, TX- A tractor trailer collided with an Austin Police Department officer in a patrol vehicle on FM 969 and critically injured the officer early Wednesday, according to KVUE.

The collision occurred at approximately 2:00am, when a tractor trailer making a U-turn near Decker Lane hit the patrol vehicle responding to an urgent incident. The officer was transported to an area hospital shortly after with injuries deemed to be life-threatening. The road in the area of the accident remained closed for hours after the accident, only opening up around 10:00am.

No more information is available at this time. We will be monitoring for updates.

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