Sparks Policeman involved in crash on Glendale and McCarran

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Updated: 11/05/2012 5:48 pm
UPDATE: 5:37PM - Sparks Police say the incident took place at 3:55 when the officer was responding to another officer who had a robbery suspect at gunpoint with lights and siren. The officer was driving westbound on Glendale Avenue through the intersection of McCarran Boulevard when a 1992 Honda Accord going south hit the passenger door.

Sparks Police say the driver of the Honda was not injured, but the police officer complained of neck and back pain and was subsuquently transported to Renown for treatment.

Due to a Sparks officer being involved in the crash, the Nevada Highway Patrol conducted the investigation, and the Washoe County Sheriff's Department sent deputies to assist with traffic control.

Police say the intersection was blocked for approximately 45 minutes until the vehicles could be towed from the scene.

SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & -- A Sparks Police officer has been involved in a crash at Glendale and McCarran.

Though details are scarce at this time, Sparks Police Department tells News 4 that the police officer is expected to recover from his injuries. He has been taken to the hospital. He was responding to a call at the time of the crash.

News 4 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
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rddc1947 - 11/6/2012 8:51 AM
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If this officer was off duty responding, then he should be held accountable for the accident. His intentions to help a fellow officer was commendable, but due to the fact, he acted on his own while off duty, doesn't excuse his causing an accident with bodily harm. Law suit here for sure.

bluescorp - 11/5/2012 5:48 PM
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Kind of insensitive that they didn't mention the condition of the driver... even if it was her/his fault...

njb24824 - 11/5/2012 5:24 PM
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I was headed west on Glendale and was stopped by the traffic light at the intersection of McCarran and Glendale and witnessed the accident. I was the first vehicle stopped at the light. The police SUV, with full siren and lights, was heading north on McCarran. The siren could be heard well before the police SUV came into view. All lanes of traffic - north, south, east & west - had stopped for the police SUV. The SUV began a turn (in the intersection of Glendale and McCarran) in order to head either west on Glendale or back south on McCarran. A light brown vehicle heading south on McCarran attempted to go through the intersection without yielding to the oncoming police vehicle. The impact of the car (which t-boned the SUV) turned the SUV into a southerly direction. Numerous drivers stopped to give assistance. There appeared to be some concern for the policeman as he did not seem to be moving once the door was open. I could not see anything about the driver of the car which hit the SUV. This appears to me to be an open and shut case of a civilian failing to yield to an emergency vehicle whose siren and lights were activated.

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