K-9 Officer hurt in crash while en route to pursuit

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Three people, including a Topeka Police Officer, were taken to the hospital after a wreck Tuesday afternoon.

Topeka Police say a K-9 Officer was heading southbound on Topeka Boulevard towards a pursuit for a felon in South Topeka. Officials say they believe the officer had their lights and sirens on when the officer collided in the middle of the 12th and Topeka Blvd. intersection with a car heading west on 12th St.

The officer, an adult, and a child were transported by ambulance to local hospitals with minor injuries. The K-9 was not injured.

TPD says the felon officers were searching for was caught.