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Two officers, two others hurt when pickup truck hits Fayetteville police cruiser

Posted February 19
Updated February 20

Two Fayetteville police officers and two other people were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Sunday night after a police cruiser was involved in a wreck on Cedar Creek Road.
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— Two Fayetteville police officers and two other people were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Sunday night after a police cruiser was involved in a wreck on Cedar Creek Road.

The wreck happened at about 7:10 p.m. when the cruiser, which was involved in a training exercise, attempted to make a U-turn while traveling east on Cedar Creek Road at the Fields Road intersection, officials said.

A 1998 Ford F-150 traveling in the same direction attempted to slow down but was unable to stop and hit the driver's side of the cruiser.

The female driver of the pickup and a juvenile passenger were not seriously hurt but were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The police officer in training and field training officer were also taken to the hospital for treatment. The police officer in training was briefly pinned in the vehicle and was freed by firefighters from the Fayetteville Fire Department, officials said.

An investigation of the wreck is ongoing.

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  • Linda Tally Feb 20, 7:12 a.m.
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    Sounds as if nobody involved was seriously injured - a very good thing. Regardless of the investigation outcome, my sympathies are with the LEO driver whom I suspect feels worse about this than anyone else.