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Police: Colerain officer hurt in crash released from hospital


Emergency crews responded to a head-on collision involving a Colerain Township police cruiser Sunday. 

According to authorities, the crash occurred in the 8300 block of New Haven Road in Colerain Township around 5:45 p.m.

Police said Richard Taylor, 52, was driving a 2015 Ford Fusion eastbound on New Haven Road when he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the cruiser head-on. Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the collision. 

The Colerain Township officer was transported from the scene by another officer to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to officials. 

The officer is "doing well" and should be leaving the hospital soon, township fire officials said in a Tweet Sunday. 

Early Monday, a police spokesman, Jim Love, confirmed the officer was released from the hospital. Love declined to release the officer's name.

Taylor was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center via Air Care and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Taylor was not was not utilizing his safety restraints at the time of the crash, said police. 

Prescription drugs are reportedly believed to be a factor in this crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit. 

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