Lubbock officer injured in car accident released from hospital

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock police officer who was involved in a car accident has been released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Lubbock Police say Officer Joshua Gafford was transported to Covenant Hospital Friday evening, after his squad car collided with a mini-van.  The accident happened just after 7PM at 50th and Slide.

Gafford suffered minor injuries.  Police aren't saying what, if any, injuries sustained by those who were in the mini-van.

Police continue to investigate the accident.