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2 Ottawa police officers left with serious injuries after cruiser struck by suspected stolen car

From CTV Ottawa

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Woodfield Drive on Sunday, March 31 2024. (CTV News Ottawa)

Ottawa police say two officers were left with serious injuries following a stolen vehicle investigation over the weekend.

A statement by police on Tuesday says officers observed a vehicle that was reported stolen at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday evening near Woodfield Drive and Merivale Road in Ottawa's west end.

As officers arrived in the area, police say the suspect vehicle accelerated to avoid police, but ended up striking a police cruiser head-on. Both officers in the police car suffered serious injuries and have since been released from hospital. One officer was discharged on Tuesday, police say in an email.

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