DETROIT - A Detroit police officer hit a pole after losing control of his cruiser Friday evening on the city's east side.
The officer hit the pole in the area of 7 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, taking down power lines.
The officer was headed to 7 Mile Road and Hayes, where a different police cruiser struck a boy who was crossing the street.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.
Both officers in the cruiser were taken to a local hospital. They suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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