PD: Reading police officer injured by Lockland officer during foot chase

Editor's note: Original police statements erroneously mixed up the departments of the injured officer and the officer who struck him.

LOCKLAND, Ohio -- A Reading police officer was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after being hit by a Lockland police cruiser at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Lockland Chief James Toles.

He was released without injuries, Toles said. He said the Reading officer was on foot chasing a suspect near Patterson and Arlington avenues when he collided with a Lockland police cruiser in motion. 

Toles said the suspect escaped.

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