2 Roseville police cars collide; 1 officer hurt

Published 8:52 am Thursday, February 10, 2011

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A police officer was injured when two Roseville squad cars responding to a bank robbery collided.

The Roseville Police Department says the officers were responding to a robbery at InterBank, near Rosedale Center shopping mall, when they collided near the bank Wednesday afternoon.

One squad car rolled onto its top. The officer in that marked squad car, Sgt. Greg Levendoski, was extricated from the car and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he is in satisfactory condition. Levendoski is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday.

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The other squad — an unmarked vehicle — was driven by Lt. Lorne Rosand, who was not hurt.

The Minnesota State Patrol is reconstructing the accident. The FBI is investigating the bank robbery.