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Raleigh police cruiser involved in wreck

Posted May 5, 2010 9:58 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2010 1:32 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh police cruiser and a Nissan Sentra car were involved in a wreck in downtown Wednesday morning, police said.

Police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said that a police officer eastbound on Martin Street ran a red light at Blount Street. The police cruiser struck the Nissan, which was southbound on Blount Street.

A woman and child in the Nissan were transported to a hospital to be checked out but did not suffer major injuries, Hourigan said.

The whole front end of the police cruiser was torn off.

The officer was not responding to a call when the wreck occurred, Hourigan said.

More details haven't been released.