Patrol car overturns in downtown Raleigh

November 5, 2010 6:00:13 AM PDT
A Raleigh Police officer involved in a crash in downtown Raleigh caused major traffic problems during rush hour Thursday evening.The accident happened on Capital Boulevard near Lane Street around 5 p.m.

A Raleigh patrol car collided with another vehicle and overturned on the northbound lanes. Officials say there were no serious injuries, but have not said how the accident happened.

Witnesses say no lights or sirens were on the patrol car at the time of the crash.

Traffic in downtown was backed up for miles as authorities cleared the scene.

After an hour, all lanes were reopened to traffic.

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