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Durham officer injured when patrol car rear-ends tractor-trailer, catches fire

Posted September 8

— A Durham police officer sustained minor injuries following a crash Friday night.

Authorities said the officer rear-ended a tractor-trailer at the intersection of T.W. Alexander Drive and South Miami Boulevard at about 9:15 p.m.

The patrol car caught fire following the crash, but the officer was able to get out of the car.

Police said the officer, who was not identified, was traveling to an armed robbery call in the 300 block of Darby Creek Lane while running his lights and sirens.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The crash remins under investigation.


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  • Stacie Hagwood Sep 9, 6:29 p.m.
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    Rudy, can't speak for the City of Durham, but drug testing is standard procedure for any City of Raleigh employee on a city car, regardless of accident fault.

  • Rudy Bizzell Sep 9, 1:10 p.m.
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    Glad everynoe was ok however did they draw blood to see if there were alcohol or drugs in the officer system.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 9, 10:42 a.m.
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    When the police are responding to a call with their siren and lights on, THEY WILL KILL to get there. They have shown this time after time. Police should not endanger the public, but they WILL. Their egos make them.

  • Linda Tally Sep 9, 4:45 a.m.
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    Dangerous driving, middle of the night. Glad nobody was more seriously damaged!