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Dallas Police Officer Recovering After Being Injured In Rollover Crash

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — An officer with the Dallas Police Department was injured overnight after flipping a squad car.

According to officials, the crash happened around 11:15 p.m. as the officer traveled south on Polk Street, heading to assist police at a scene. The officer, whose name has not been released, was riding with lights and sirens on when control of the cruiser was lost near Camp Wisdom Road.

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The squad car left the road, went through a a fence, flipped several times and landed upside down in a parking lot.

The entire roof of the cruiser was crushed in the rollover and the officer suffered a gash to the head, but the injury is not life threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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