Officer and passenger hospitalized following crash

      CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) --{}A{}Charleston police officer, and the passenger riding in his cruiser, were hospitalized following a crash downtown Sunday night.{}Officials say the crash happened at the corner of East Bay Street and Columbus Street in Charleston just before 6:15 p.m.

      The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash. They say the officer was traveling along East Bay Street when 21-year-old Christopher Hart disregarded a red light.

      The police cruiser was hit by{}Hart's Ford SUV.{}Christopher Hart, who was not injured in the crash,{}has been charged{}with disregarding traffic signal.

      32-year-old Officer Jeremy Davidson and 30-year-old passenger Matthew Greenlea were transported to MUSC with unknown injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

      Officials say speed was not a factor in the crash.