(New Castle, Del. 19720) Yesterday (August 20) at 07:29 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the area of Lea Road in the community of Manor Park for a fight in progress. The officer was responding to the call with his emergency equipment (Lights and Sirens) activated.

An officer while en route to the call with his emergency equipment activated collided with a Kia Optima in the area of Lincoln Ave and N. Dupont Highway.

The  Kia Optima was being operated by a 48-year-old male and had a 49-year-old female passenger. The marked New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was being operated by an officer on duty.

All of the occupants of the vehicle were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Traffic Services Unit.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Neeman at wesley.neeman@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.