Lakeville squad car crash leaves unbelted man with life-threatening injuries

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Scene footage of a Lakeville police squad car involved in a crash that left one person with life-threatening injuries.

From: FOX 9

A St. Paul man sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash involving a Lakeville squad car late Thursday night.

The Lakeville Police Department said one of its officers in a squad car was involved in a collision around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 205th Street. 

The 26-year-old officer was heading north on Cedar Avenue when the driver of a Toyota Corolla turned left in front of the squad car, causing the officer to hit the vehicle's passenger side, according to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report. 

The 23-year-old Toyota driver and a 19-year-old passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was not injured in the crash. 

Another passenger in the Toyota, a 31-year-old man from St. Paul, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center. The crash report said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

The Lakeville Police Department added that the officer was not responding to a call, and did not have his lights or sirens activated at the time of the incident. 

The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol.