UHP responds to collision involving Hurricane Police officer

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a collision involving a police vehicle on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, July 9, 2017 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

HURRICANE — Authorities from Utah Highway Patrol investigated a collision involving a Hurricane Police officer Sunday night.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., UHP was dispatched to the scene of the collision on State Street near 1300 West, Trooper Cameron Roden said.

A police vehicle from Hurricane Police Department is damaged following a collision on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, July 9, 2017 | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

No injuries were reported, Roden said.

The crash involved an officer from Hurricane Police Department in a pickup truck-style police vehicle and a gray passenger vehicle.

The passenger car received significant rear-end damage.

The vehicles appeared to come to rest in opposite lanes of traffic following the collision.

Traffic was detoured in the area of the crash as both east and westbound lanes were closed while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and had to be towed away.

Details regarding what caused the collision were not available to Roden at the time of his report.

St. George News made multiple calls Monday to UHP public information officers for additional information about the crash. None was received by the time this report was published.

Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue and other officers from Hurricane Police Department also responded to help clean up the area and conduct traffic.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • Mean Momma July 11, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Seems very convenient that there was no information available regarding the cause of the accident. Looks to me like the officer rear ended the passenger car… most likely distracted by their computer or something else they have to multitask while driving.

  • Brian July 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Give that man a ticket for following too close (at least). That’s only fair. It’s the same ticket any of us would get.

    Hope everyone is OK.

  • Foxyheart July 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Let’s see…..following too close, inattention, distracted driving. Possibly speeding with all that damage. As far as multi-tasking, I’ve always wondered why cops can drive and be on the computer at the same time. Same as texting.

  • DRT July 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I wonder how fast that guy was going when he backed into the cop car! LOL

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