An Omaha police officer was injured Tuesday when his cruiser collided with a vehicle near 29th Street and St. Mary's Avenue.
Officer Michael Martin, who complained of neck and chest pain, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. He was treated there and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Martin was responding to an abduction report that proved to be false, police said.
He was westbound on St. Mary's Avenue when the driver of a 2009 Suzuki SX4 allegedly ran a stop sign, said traffic Sgt. Doug Klein.
The Suzuki driver, Katia Anaya-Garcia, 17, of Omaha was southbound on 29th Street. Her vehicle collided with a 2007 Toyota Camry on St. Mary's Avenue about 1:15 p.m.
The Camry was pushed into the next lane and hit Martin's cruiser. The cruiser then hit a pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Anaya-Garcia was treated at the hospital for chest soreness. The Camry driver, Sharon A. McConnell, 71, of Neola, Iowa, was not hurt.
Martin has been on the police force for nine years.
Lt. Darci Tierney, an Omaha police spokeswoman, said it was unclear whether Martin had his cruiser lights on. Tierney did not know if any tickets had been issued.
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