Federal Way officer seriously injured in crash

A Federal Way police officer was seriously injured after he rear-ended an SUV in Graham Thursday morning. 

Trooper Ryan Burke with Washington State Police said it happened about 10 a.m. when a blue Chevy Suburban was stopped to take a left. The officer rear-ended the SUV and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Burke said the officer was alert at the scene. 

Crash photo courtesy Graham Fire and Rescue

The Suburban driver was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure. There were a few children in the SUV. All of them are OK. 

Meridian Avenue was closed in both directions while crews investigated. Roads have since reopened. 

Washington State Patrol is handling the investigation. 

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