KPTV-TV (Fox) Portland, OR reports that two crew members from the reality TV show “COPS” were injured, along with a Portland police officer, when the police cruiser they were in was hit head-on by a car that swerved into their path.
The COPS crew members were not identified. A police official told the station that one of the two was released after treatment, but that the other remained hospitalized with serious head injuries. The police officer also remained in the hospital. All are expected to live.
Police officials said the cruiser was on routine patrol, not an emergency run, when the collision occurred. Alcohol is suspected, although the driver of the other car has not yet been charged. He is also hospitalized.
Photos posted on the KPTV website show massive damage to both vehicles.
COPS has been filming in Portland for the past six weeks.