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Charlotte Police Officer in Car Accident

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A police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was involved in a car accident in his cruiser today. He was driving to the scene of another car accident and was attempting to go through an intersection on a red light. The driver of the other car had a revoked license and was driving anyway.

Peterson said the officer was traveling on Central Avenue, headed to the accident scene, when he came to a red light at Eastway Drive. Peterson said witnesses later told police that the officer slowly edged his car forward into the intersection at about three to four mph.

The other vehicle was going between 45 and 50 mph through a green light and the two cars collided, Peterson said.

An internal investigation is being conducted as per department procedure. The driver of the other car was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving with a revoked license.