A Gresham police officer who was injured when a motorist crashed into his patrol car is back at work.

Officer Brian Schrader was driving a 2012 Dodge Charger police car on Sunday, Nov. 18, when a motorist turned in front of him and the vehicles crashed, said Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham police spokesman.

Schrader, who’s been a police officer for 15 years, injured his arm in the collision and missed about a week of work, Grandjean said.

Officer Clint Franklin, a new recruit just two months into his training, was a passenger in the patrol car. He was not injured.

The two were responding to a report of a domestic dispute in the 1200 block of East Powell Boulevard at 6:29 p.m. when the accident happened.

Schrader was driving southbound in the 2700 block of Northeast Hogan Drive when a northbound 1994 Jeep sports utility vehicle turned left in front of him to get into an apartment complex.

The officer was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision, and both vehicles crashed through a chain link fence, Grandjean said.

The Jeep’s driver — identified as Caleb L. Warner, 22, of Bend — was not injured. Neither was his passenger, who was not identified in the reports provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Gresham police requested that the sheriff’s office investigate the crash as is standard in officer-involved crashes to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.

No citations were issued. Neither alcohol nor speed are considered factors, but the darkness and heavy rain may have contributed to the crash, Grandjean said. The patrol car is considered a total loss.

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