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Police continue to search for the driver of a stolen pickup that crashed into a Dallas police patrol car Monday.
The collision sent the patrol car airborne and it came to rest upside down in Fivemile Creek in southwest Dallas. Nearly a dozen people who were nearby and an officer first on the scene worked to free an injured officer trapped inside.
The Fort Worth Star reports that Senior Cpl. Dale Ordogne, an 11-year-veteran of the Dallas Police Department, is recovering at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, according to police.
The patrol car landed on a 12-inch metal gas pipe and then fell 24 feet to the bottom of the creek on its roof. Several people nearby ran down to aid the officer and, along with the first officer on the scene, flipped the patrol car back on its wheels.
Ordogne was pulled out of the vehicle and he was taken to level ground so he could be loaded into an ambulance. According to reports that decision was made because the vehicle had started to smoke.
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