Malfunctioning lights are likely to blame for a wreck involving a Lexington police cruiser Sunday evening, police said.
The wreck happened at the intersection of Race and East Third streets about 8:30 p.m. No serious injuries were reported.
Officer Jeremy Clipson was on his way to assist another officer who was involved in a foot chase, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. Clipson's cruiser collided with another car at the intersection.
Witnesses told police they heard Clipson's siren but said the red and blue lights on top of his cruiser were not functioning when he got to the intersection, Roberts said. The lights and sirens can work independently, but normally do not, she said.
"The officer, unfortunately, was unaware the light bar had stopped working," Roberts said.
The Division of Police's Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating, but Roberts said it looks like the malfunctioning lights "caused some confusion" leading to the wreck.