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Officer injured in crash on the northside

Officer injured in crash on the northside

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Aug 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 16, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An Oro Valley police officer has been transported to the hospital following an accident on the northside.

Lt. Kara Riley with the Oro Valley Police Department tells KGUN9 that the officer was involved in a traffic accident near Oracle Road and Steam Pump Way, near Oracle Road and 1st Avenue.

The officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Riley.

Riley also tells KGUN9 that the southbound Oracle Road will be closed for several hours. Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

Oro Valley police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the traffic collision.

KGUN 9 On Your Side will continue to follow this story. Check back with us for updates.