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Police: Officer caused wreck that flipped patrol car

Posted November 10, 2010 5:27 p.m. EST
Updated November 10, 2010 9:59 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh police officer caused a wreck last week that left her patrol car overturned and blocked traffic on Capital Boulevard for more than an hour, according to an accident report released Wednesday.

Officer Lindsay Hankins was northbound on McDowell Street, where it curves into Capital Boulevard at about 4 p.m. Nov. 4 when she ran off the road to the left and hit a concrete median barrier, the report states.

The patrol car bounced off the barrier and clipped a 2000 Honda driven by Frank Lebron Jr., of Wake Forest. Hankins then over-corrected and ran back into and up the median barrier, flipping the patrol car onto its top, the report states.

Neither Hankins nor Lebron was seriously injured in the wreck.