A Columbia patrol car is involved in a three-vehicle collision on the city’s south side.
According to police, the officer was responding to an emergency accident around 1:30 Thursday afternoon, when the accident happened near the Nifong-Providence intersection. Witnesses reported the officer slowed down near the intersection to check for clearance when the cruiser was struck by a SUV. Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle.
Both the officer and SUV driver were taken to local medical centers for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The other driver wasn’t injured.
The incident is under review, as is standard procedure. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia PD.