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Raleigh police car overturns, blocks traffic

Posted November 4, 2010 5:19 p.m. EDT
Updated November 4, 2010 6:48 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police car was overturned on northbound Capital Boulevard near downtown on Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays in the area.

The RPD car was overturned after a wreck involving another vehicle near North McDowell and West Lane streets.

It is unclear what caused the wreck.

Police said the officer and the driver of the other vehicle will be OK.

"She (the officer) hit the bridge abutment. She flipped up in the air and for one second I saw her right above my car," the driver of the other vehicle told WRAL News. "I sort of went underneath it and she came down and smashed into the abutment again. I thought she was killed. I am amazed that she walked out of there with just minor injuries."

Capital Boulevard was closed for more than an hour while the wreck was cleared.