Crash involving Fayetteville police officers sends 4 to the hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A two-vehicle crash involving a Fayetteville police officer Sunday evening closed Cedar Creek Road in Fayetteville, officials said.

The wreck was reported around 7:10 p.m. and police closed Cedar Creek Road in both directions between Fields Road and Locks Creek Road.

The crash happened when an officer in training was traveling east on Cedar Creek Road and began to slow down to make a U-turn, police said in a news release.

A 1988 Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling in the same direction tried to slow down, but the truck was unable to come to a stop and crashed into the driver’s side of the police vehicle, according to police.

Police said the woman driving the Ford truck and a child passenger were not seriously injured during the crash and were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The police officer in training and a field training officer were not seriously injured during the crash and were also transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The officer in training, who was driving the police vehicle, was temporarily pinned in the vehicle and was freed by the Fayetteville Fire Department, police said.

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