Officer has minor injuries after tractor-trailer hits SUV

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 6:40 p.m.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old officer has minor injuries after his SUV was hit by a tractor-trailer in a west Las Vegas intersection. The Las Vegas police department's Ford Explorer, though, suffered major damage.

Las Vegas police said Tuesday the unnamed officer was stopped at a red light heading south on Cimarron Road at Spring Mountain Road just before 10 a.m. when he drove into the intersection.

That's when police say the driver of a 2011 Peterbilt tractor-trailer heading east on Spring Mountain hit the Explorer sending it spinning into a 2008 Lexus also heading east.

Police say the tractor-trailer and Lexus had green lights.

Both the 57-year-old California woman driving the Lexus and the officer were treated and released for minor injuries at area hospitals. Police are investigating the collision.

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