Police say the officer's patrol vehicle and a Honda SUV crashed into each other.
The police officer was treated and released from the hospital.
The police car was heavily damaged and had to be towed away from the scene. A light pole was also knocked over.
The driver of the other vehicle claimed he had the green light when the police car came out of nowhere and smashed into him. However, the SUV driver was cited for a red light violation, according to police.
There were multiple people in the SUV who suffered minor injuries but did not go to the hospital.
San Jose Police just issued a press release saying the officer involved in this morning’s crash on Tully & King was treated and released. The other driver was cited for a red light violation. At scene driver said he had a green light. pic.twitter.com/p4EFj3JbdC— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) January 2, 2019
San Jose Police officer taken to hospital after crash involving Honda SUV at Tully & King around 2am. Patrol car had to be towed away. Sergeant says injuries to officer do not appear to be serious. pic.twitter.com/nZBHNuFFLd— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) January 2, 2019
Driver of other vehicle involved in crash with San Jose police car says he had the green light and officer came out of nowhere. Occupants in his vehicle had minor injuries but didn’t go to hospital. pic.twitter.com/eaGsE9aqNx— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) January 2, 2019