BANGS, Texas -

An accident in Bangs sent three -- including a police officer -- to a hospital Monday.

The crash occurred about 3 p.m. on U.S. Highway 67/84.

According to local law enforcement, a couple driving in a Buick sedan pulled out in front of a Bangs police officer. The officer could not avoid hitting the sedan.

The patrol car struck the sedan on the passenger side door.

The passenger in the sedan was taken by helicopter to San Angelo. The driver and the police officer were taken to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.