CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police Officer Philip Mullen was injured this evening in a traffic accident at Embers Parkway and NW 13th Place. 

At 8:06 p.m., Cape Police and Fire units responded to a 911 call reporting an accident involving a Cape Coral police cruiser.  Officer Mullen was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert. 

The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting the accident investigation.  Additional details will be provided by FHP. 

Officer Mullen works in the North District, Platoon 4, and has been with the Cape Coral Police Department since December 2007.