Police say DC officer rear-ended Uber driver's vehicle in Northwest

- A police vehicle was involved in an accident with an Uber driver Monday morning at an intersection in Northwest D.C.

The accident happened at 4:47 a.m. along the 1700 block of 7th Street in the Northwest.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said in a tweet that a female officer rear-ended the Uber driver near 7th and R Streets. Both the officer and the driver were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Newsham said.

Police say the officer involved in the crash was responding to a call and that her lights were on at the time of the accident.

The area along 7th Street will remain closed during the investigation.

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