SEATTLE -- A Seattle police officer is in the hospital after he crashed his cruiser into a utility pole.

The accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Rainier Ave S near S Garden Street.

For an unknown reason the officer lost control of his patrol car and crashed into a power pole and several parked cars.

The officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Seattle police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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