Two crashes on icy morning involve city police cars
With temperatures in the low 20s Saturday morning, local roadways were covered in black ice.
Multiple crashes were reported in Buffalo and throughout the region, including two separates crashes involving Buffalo police vehicles.
Just before 8 a.m., a Buffalo police officer was hurt when a patrol vehicle was struck by two other vehicles on Elmwood Avenue, north of Hertel Avenue.
The officer was transported to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
Then at 8:15 a.m., a Buffalo patrol vehicle and another vehicle collided on Bailey Avenue, near Broadway, police said.
The officer and the driver of the other car were both transported to ECMC.
Police were investigating whether the accidents could be weather-related.