Police officer rear-ends car in Statesville, driver taken to hospital

Police officer rear-ends car in Statesville, driver taken to hospital
Statesville police say an officer, distracted by another vehicle, ran into the back of another driver’s car Wednesday.

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Statesville police say an officer, distracted by another vehicle, ran into the back of another driver’s car Wednesday.

According to the Statesville Police Department, a Statesville police officer was driving east on Davie Avenue behind a 2008 Saturn.

Police say the officer was distracted by another vehicle and did not realize the Saturn driver had stopped to turn left onto Brevard Street.

Officials say the police officer’s 2010 Dodge Charger collided with the rear of the driver’s vehicle.

The officer was not injured in the wreck, however police say the driver was taken by EMS to the hospital for further evaluation.

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