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Police Cruiser Struck Utility Pole While Responding to Burglary Call

UPDATE: 2:43 P.M. In a recent press release from DPD, Lt Owens informed WDNews that the police cruiser was totalled and the officer sustained serious injury although non-life-threatening. In light of the new information the officer was in route to a burglary in progress in the 1100 block of S Bell St. WDNews would like to send thoughts and well wishes to the injured officer.

DOTHAN, Ala (WDNews) – A police cruiser was involved in a collision with a utility pole in the early hours of Tuesday morning while responding to a dispatched call of a burglary in progress. The crash occurred on W Main St near the intersection of Montana St, causing the road to be closed.

The officer driving the cruiser was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, their injuries were not severe.

As a result of the accident, the road was temporarily closed to facilitate repairs and investigations. Motorists were advised to seek alternative routes until further notice.