TOPEKA— Three people were injured including a police K-9 officer in an accident Tuesday in Topeka.
At around 3:00 p.m., a driver initiated a pursuit with police officers, according to Gretchen Koenen with Topeka Police.
During the pursuit, the police K-9 officer was traveling to assist.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, officer Christopher J. Janes, 23, driving a Chevy SUV was southbound on Topeka Boulevard and was involved in an accident with a westbound 2015 Jeep SUV driven by Linda K. Temple, 68, Topeka, on 12th Street.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the officer, Temple and a passenger in the Jeep Avery Temple-Bowie, 16, Topeka were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The K-9 was not injured in the accident, but is being checked out as a precaution.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation. SW Huntoon and SW Tyler were temporarily blocked off to traffic during the investigation.
All three were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.