An Omaha police officer was seriously injured in a crash near 50th and L Street Thursday afternoon. 

According to Sergeant Doug Klein the officer was investigating an accident involving a garbage truck and a tow truck that was hauling another garbage truck.

Klein says an SUV then slammed into the rear of the cruiser, pushing it under one of the garbage trucks.

The officer was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.  Klein says the injuries are not life threatening.  The investigation continues.

--Crash Scene Video