A smashup between a police cruiser and two private cars in West Philadelphia this morning injured the drivers of all three vehicles and snarled traffic near University City.

The cruiser was passing through the intersection of 52nd and Spruce Streets at 6:46 a.m. when it was struck by an SUV and a small sedan, police said.

The officer and other drivers, who have not been identified, were rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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