SUV collides with patrol car, injures officer

SUV collides with patrol car, injures officer

June 14, 2011 4:15:37 PM PDT
A Durham police officer is recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car crash Tuesday morning.The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Hillsborough Road just east of US 15-501 Bypass.

According to reports, it appeared a Ford Explorer collided with a Durham police Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a Durham police sergeant, causing the Tahoe to flip over on its side.

Authorities had to extract the sergeant from the car and transported him to Duke University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other driver, a woman, was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Hillsborough Road had to be closed as authorities cleared the scene.

It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.

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