Van collides with RPD cruiser; Rochester man facing alcohol related charges

Police say the officer suffered minor injuries. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Rochester police are investigating a three-car crash that involved one of their officers Friday night.

It happened around 7:30 on North and Ernst Street.

Police say the RPD officer was responding to a home-invasion robbery on North Street with the sirens activated.

The officer entered the intersection at Ernst Street when a minivan drove into the intersection in front of the cruiser, colliding with the police cruiser, according to police.

The officer, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries.

Police say a 67-year-old Rochester man was driving the van with three children, ages 15,11, and 5.

The children, and the driver suffered minor injuries.

A third car was also involved in the crash.

According to police, a 33-year-old Rochester woman was sitting in a parked car that was struck after the collision took place. She was not hurt.

The driver of the SUV will face a felony related traffic charge under the provisions "Leandra's Law," according to police.

The driver has not yet been identified.

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