(TEMPLE) An area police officer and 2 others were hurt after an early morning accident and pursuit in Temple. 

Police were called about 3AM Monday to S&C Convenience Store on S. 31st for a robbery in progress. The first unit arrived to find a black, 2-door vehicle fleeing the scene. That officer gave chase down Ave. M toward 57th St. and toward General Bruce Dr. and Interstate 35. 

As the chase continued, Officer Carmen DeCruz was en route and approached an intersection on SW HK Dodgen Loop with lights and sirens blaring when a black VW sedan collided with the patrol car. DeCruz and 2 people in the VW were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Officials said the chase ended once Officer DeCruz was involved in the accident. The suspect or suspects involved in the robbery remain at large. Anyone with information should call Temple PD.

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