By Danielle Chavira

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A Thornton police officer returned home after a suspect in a stolen car hit the officer’s patrol vehicle. The crash happened early Tuesday morning near Colorado Boulevard and 104th Avenue.

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Brighton police were chasing the suspect vehicle before calling it off. Later, the suspect, police say, hit the Thornton police officer’s car.

The suspect was hospitalized with serious injuries. A female in the car with the suspect was also released from the hospital. It’s not clear if she faces any charges.

Danielle Chavira