Orlando officer injured after crash while pursuing reported stolen vehicle

An officer with the Orlando Police Department was taken to the hospital after being involved in a crash.

The department says just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, an Orlando police officer was responding with lights and sirens deployed, to a stolen vehicle in progress.  

"The officer was clearing the intersection of Pine Hills & Silver Star Roads and heading southbound. A civilian vehicle with one person inside was headed westbound. Both the officer and civilian driver were alert and conscious."

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The officer and driver were taken to the hospital for possible injuries. 

No other information has been provided. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.