Police cruiser hit in multi-car collision by vehicle running red light on outer loop

A Louisville Metro Police officer was involved in a collision with multiple cars Sunday morning, according to the LMPD. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Seventh Division officer was driving eastbound on the Outer Loop near Shepherdsville Road in response to a call. Police said he was not using lights or a siren as he crossed a green light at the intersection when another northbound vehicle hit him. It was determined that the vehicle ran a red light when it hit the police cruiser. This collision caused the impact of three other vehicles out of a total of five involved in the accident. The officer and the driver and passengers of the other vehicles were all taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing, and as of noon Shepherdsville Road at the outer loop remains closed. There is no word yet if there will be any costs resulting from the accident.

A Louisville Metro Police officer was involved in a collision with multiple cars Sunday morning, according to the LMPD.

Shortly after 11 a.m., a Seventh Division officer was driving east on the Outer Loop near Shepherdsville Road to respond to a call.

Police said he was not using lights or sirens as he crossed a green light at the intersection when another northbound vehicle hit him.

It was determined that the vehicle ran a red light when it hit the police cruiser.

This collision caused the collision of three other vehicles for a total of five involved in the accident.

The officer and the driver and passengers of the other vehicles were all taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing and, as of noon, Shepherdsville Road in Outer Loop remains closed.

It is not yet known if there will be any charges resulting from the crash.