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Car strikes police cruiser at West Main and North Upper intersection

Lexington police officer involved in accident

A Lexington police officer was involved in a two car accident on Main Street and Upper.
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A Lexington police officer was involved in a two car accident on Main Street and Upper.

A Lexington police cruiser was struck by a car at the downtown intersection of West Main and North Upper streets about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.

The officer was on Main Street trying to get through the stoplight at the intersection with her sirens on in response to a report of shots fired on Delcamp Drive when the cruiser was hit in the left rear side by a sedan on Upper Street, said Brenna Angel, police department spokeswoman.

The police car spun almost completely around and hit a planter on the sidewalk.

The view of the sedan’s driver was obstructed by another vehicle before it tried to cross the intersection, Angel said.

The driver of the sedan and the officer were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Their names were not released. There was a passenger in the sedan that was uninjured.

No charges have been filed against the sedan’s driver at this time, and the investigation continues. Portions of the roads were temporarily closed because of the accident.

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