A Hamlet police cruiser was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection of Highway 177 and Spring Street Sunday.
No injuries were reported.
A North Carolina Highway Patrol accident report said no one was cited.
Hamlet Police Chief John Haywood explained Officer Woodrow Walters was responding to a call about a man with a gun at a convenience store when he crossed the intersection of 177 and Spring Street.
“According to eyewitnesses, he approached the intersection with his lights and siren on, and everyone stopped for him,” Haywood said. “There was just one car that didn’t see him and pulled out.”
Walters was hit in the side by a car being driven by 18-year-old Ashton Millen, of Boyd Lake Road, who was traveling with two passengers at the time.
After being struck by Millen’s vehicle, the police cruiser collided head-on with another car that was parked at a nearby stoplight .
Haywood said the police cruiser was a total loss, and the department would investigate the incident to decide how to proceed.
“We’re going to look into this to make sure everything checks out,” he said.