CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati Police officer and firefighter were injured after they were struck while responding to crashes on westbound Ronald Reagan Highway Saturday morning.
District Four Officer Jeff Schare was responding to an overturned 2003 Acura when the driver of a Ford Five Hundred struck the Acura, pinning Schare between the car and retaining wall.
Officer Schare was able to free himself and extricate the driver of the Acura. They were both transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A short time later, a Cincinnati Fire Department ladder truck was struck head-on by a Nissan Maxima, according to a press release from Cincinnati's Traffic Unit. Fire Officer Robin Woods was knocked to the ground from the impact.
Officer Woods was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was treated and released
The westbound lanes of Ronald Reagan Highway reopened around 1 p.m. after being closed for several hours due to the crashes and icy road conditions.