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Cuyahoga Falls police officer's injuries in crash are serious, not life-threatening

by Steve Wiandt | reporter Published: July 26, 2016 11:30 AM

Injuries Cuyahoga Falls Police officer Ted Davis suffered in a crash July 23 are serious, but not life-threatening, according to police.

"He currently is still hospitalized," stated a posting on the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Facebook page on July 24. "We will continue to work with and respect his [family's] wishes on information regarding his condition. The family and our department is grateful for all the concerns and well wishes from the community."

As of July 25, Ptl. Davis was in stable condition at Akron City Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Ptl. Davis has served in the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for 11 years.

At approximately 1:18 a.m. July 23, a vehicle entered the Cuyahoga Falls Police parking lot, and started running into parked patrol vehicles, according to Capt. Steve Guldeman in a press release. The suspect caused damage to three police vehicles in the lot.

The suspect then fled the scene. "Officers began to pursue the suspect's vehicle," Guldeman said. "During the pursuit, the suspect crossed over into the lane of an assisting officer, purposely striking his patrol vehicle." The injured officer was taken to the hospital for serious injuries, however, the injuries are not life-threatening, he said. The suspect was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation, Guldeman said, and at this time the suspect has not been charged.

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