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SUFFOLK-- An on-duty police officer was involved in an accident Thursday night.

The collision happened in the 150 block of Carolina Road near Fayette Street in the downtown area. It happened around 8:06 p.m.

A witness told police a female driver ran a red light, striking the officer's car.

The officer received a minor injury to his arm and was taken to Sentara Obici Hospital for treatment. The female driver was to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

The accident is under investigation.

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