A Suffolk County police officer was injured Sunday night when a driver crashed into his police cruiser as the officer was responding to a robbery call in Shirley, a police spokeswoman said.

The officer was driving south on William Floyd Parkway around 10 p.m. when a female driver heading west on Victory Avenue T-boned the officer’s car, police said. The officer, who was not identified, was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated, police said.

The officer was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released, police said. The female driver was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The injured officer was responding to a call of three males robbing a Dunkin Donuts when the crash occurred, police said. One of the males displayed a handgun during the robbery but nobody was injured. It wasn’t immediately clear what was taken.

Both the officer’s crash and the robbery are under investigation, police said.



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