A Lawrence police officer was seriously injured in a crash on Pendleton Pike while responding to a call about 3:30 Friday morning. David Carter, 37, was heading west on Pendleton when a compact car abruptly stopped in front of him, forcing the officer to swerve and hit a sign. Carter is in serious condition at Methodist Hospital. Pendleton Pike was closed west of Interstate 465 as police investigated the crash scene. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.