Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Member of Mayor's security detail in car accident

A police officer assigned to the mayor’s security detail was in a car accident this morning on Martin Luther King Drive.

Member of Mayor's security detail in car accident


A police officer assigned to the mayor’s security detail was in a car accident this morning on Martin Luther King Drive.

According to a statement from the mayor's press office, the accident happened at about 7:30 a.m., as the officer -- whose name has not been released -- was on route to collect Nutter at home. The city vehicle he was driving was struck by a civilian car.

NBC 10 reports that the officer was transported to the hospital with cuts and bruises. He is listed in stable condition. The driver of the other car was also sent to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the city.

Fox 29 reports that the accident near Montgomery Drive and MLK Drive, shut down traffic for about an hour for an investigation.

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