Early morning crash sends two Saskatoon police officers to hospital

An early morning crash just north of the city sent two Saskatoon police officers to hospital.

Officers' vehicle collided with semi north of the city on Highway 12

Two officers in this Explorer collided with a semi while assisting with a stolen auto investigation. (Dan Zakreski/CBC )

An early morning crash just north of Saskatoon sent two police officers to hospital.

The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. CST at the intersection of Highway 12 and Township Road 380, between Saskatoon and Martensville.

Police say the officers' vehicle was eastbound and collided with a southbound semi.

Initially, police said the officers' injuries were serious but not considered to be life-threatening. The police service tweeted late Monday that one officer has been released and is recovering at home, while the other is still in hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Southbound traffic was restricted to one lane for most of the morning commute, but all lanes have since re-opened.

RCMP is investigating the cause of the collision.

"The officers, when they were in the accident, were responding to a call that involved a stolen auto vehicle. They weren't directly involved but that they were positioning themselves to assist another unit, our air support unit, which was conducting surveillance at the time," said Police Chief Troy Cooper.