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5 Gilbert police officers injured in 3-car crash

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GLOBE, Ariz. -

Authorities say five Gilbert police officers suffered minor injuries in a three-car accident in eastern Arizona near Globe Tuesday.

Police say the five detectives were on-duty and headed back to Gilbert after a special operation at the time of the 11:30 a.m. crash on U.S. 60.

They say the officers were in two unmarked police cars -- 2 in one, 3 in the other -- when both were struck by another vehicle that crossed the highway median.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the female driver of that car was taken to a Scottsdale hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The officers suffered only bumps and bruises and were not taken to the hospital.

The accident closed the eastbound lanes of U.S. 60 for several hours.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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