AVON, Ind. — A flipped police car in Avon closed eastbound travel as a result of a personal injury accident involving an officer, according to the Avon Indiana Police Department.

The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 36 at C.R. 900 E., with only minor injuries reported.

According to Lt. Jeff Hughes with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Dept., Avon first responders were called to a report of a person down at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant.

A citizen stopped their vehicle at a traffic light at the intersection to allow an ambulance to pass. Investigators believe that once the vehicle passed, the citizen thought it was okay to enter the intersection.

However, an Avon police officer with running lights and sirens was also entering the intersection at the same time and collided with the citizen vehicle, causing the Avon PD squad car to flip onto its roof.

The injured APD officer was taken to Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries and is currently in the process of being released. The citizen, Lt. Hughes said, was taken to IU West hospital with a complaint of shoulder pain.

The officer, Lt. Hughes said, was given a portable breathalyzer test that came back zero, which is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a crash.

Traffic in the area has since fully reopened.