Investigators say officers were in a north-end neighbourhood Sunday night when they tried to pull over a car that had allegedly been stolen.
The 31-year-old driver stopped briefly and a passenger got out before the vehicle sped away with police in pursuit.
A police helicopter was tracking the car with no cruisers in sight before the driver tried to change direction and suffered multiple injuries when he slammed into the back of a semi involved in snow removal.
Edmonton police continue to investigate but the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been notified.
ASIRT investigates cases involving police that have resulted in serious injury or death.
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