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Police car involved in Friday night crash

SALISBURY — Two people were transported to the hospital for observation Friday evening following a traffic accident involving a police officer at the intersection of West Innes Street and Merritt Avenue.

While responding to a call, the police officer was driving north on West Innes Street and struck a white Dodge SUV that was turning left onto Merritt Avenue, said Lt. Joe Miller of the Salisbury Police Department. The SUV then struck a parked truck at AutoXpress, located at the intersection.

Miller said the drivers of both vehicles, including the police officer, was transported to the hospital. Miller said he was unable to provide names of people involved in the accident.

He said the incident was not directly related to two shootings that also occurred in Salisbury Friday evening. And he declined to discuss the call to which the officer was responding.

Miller said the SUV was not being pursued by the police officer.

He said the police car was likely totaled.

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