A Pasco man allegedly didn’t notice the flashing lights and ended up in the hospital after colliding with a police SUV.
Officer Justin L. Greenhalgh, 40, was heading south in a Ford Explorer on 20th Avenue to respond to a call at 1 p.m. As he approached the intersection with Court Street, he stopped for the red light, checked traffic and then went into the intersection, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Salomon Garcia-Macias, 59, of Pasco, drove his Toyota Camry into the police car. He was taken to Lourdes Medical Center.
The Pasco officer was not hurt, but the SUV will likely be totaled.
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Washington State Patrol handled the crash investigation. They cited Garcia-Macias with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.