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Officer crashes into tractor-trailer responding to robbery

Posted September 9

— An officer in North Carolina received minor injuries when he crashed into a tractor-trailer on his way to an armed robbery call.

The Durham Police Department said in a release the officer's marked police car rear-ended the truck about 9:15 p.m. The front part of the cruiser went beneath the trailer and caught on fire, but the officer was able to get out. The officer was responding to a call, with his lights and siren running.

The department did not name the officer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.

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