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Durham officer injured in wreck

Posted June 14, 2011 11:02 a.m. EDT
Updated June 14, 2011 6:09 p.m. EDT

— A Durham police officer injured Tuesday morning in a collision on Hillsborough Road called the wreck in while trapped in his vehicle, police said.

Sgt. D.L. Mock was driving a marked Chevrolet Tahoe on Hillsborough Road shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Hillsborough Road when it was hit by a Ford Explorer exiting southbound U.S. Highway 15/501, police said.

Witnesses told police that Mock had a green light and that the Explorer was speeding off the exit ramp.

The impact spun the Tahoe around and flipped it on its side, trapping Mock inside, police said. He called to report the wreck, and the Durham Fire Department had to cut the roof off the SUV to get him out.

The driver of the Explorer, Lucille McMillan of Durham, was charged with running a red light and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, police said.

Mock and a passenger in the Explorer, Charles McMillan, were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said. Lucille McMillan and the driver of a Toyota Corolla that the Tahoe hit as it flipped over were uninjured.

Hillsborough Road was closed between U.S. 15/501 and Cole Mill Road for more than an hour while officers investigated the wreck.