A New Haven police officer is in the hospital after a serious crash tonight in New Haven.
The officer's cruiser was traveling down Temple St. when a car, coming down Elm St., blew through a red light and slammed into the cruiser. The car also struck a light pole.
The driver of the car, a 17 year old from Cheshire, remained at scene and cooperated with police. The teenage driver was issued a ticket.
The officer was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non life threatening injuries