Two people, including a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy, were injured in a multivehicle crash Thursday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff's office said the crash happened just after 10 a.m. at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Parkway. Three vehicles were involved in the collision, including a patrol vehicle.
The deputy was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the sheriff's office said.
One other driver was also taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown but officials said they are not life-threatening.
An official with the Colorado State Patrol said the collision happened when the patrol vehicle ran a red light with its lights and sirens on while responding to an emergency.
The patrol vehicle was going west on West Coal Mine Avenue when it entered the intersection.
A driver going south on South Kipling Parkway entered the intersection with a green light and collided with the patrol vehicle. The civilian vehicle was pushed into another vehicle heading east on West Coal Mine Avenue, officials said.
No one from the third vehicle was injured.
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the collision. Officials said it is unclear who is at fault since, even while using lights and sirens, emergency vehicles must use extreme caution when running red lights.
Drivers were asked to avoid the area of the crash as it was investigated.