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A patrol vehicle crashed into a power pole in Redlands on Feb. 15, 2019. (Credit: RMGNews)

A patrol vehicle crashed into a power pole in Redlands on Feb. 15, 2019. (Credit: RMGNews)

A police officer responding to a call was injured Friday morning when he crashed a patrol vehicle into a power pole in Redlands.

The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Lugonia Avenue and Church Street, the Redlands Police Department stated in a news release.

The officer was responding to a man with a gun call when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the power pole.

The pole was sheared off, cutting power to a large area, the Police Department stated.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with broken bones and other major injuries.

Redlands police later tweeted that Chief Christopher Catren had visited the officer in the hospital.

The officer was “doing well” and was “in good spirits,” according to the tweet.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Officials had to temporarily close Lugonia Avenue between Church Street and Berkeley Drive.

Southern California Edison crews responded to the outage and were working to make repairs.

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