Driver charged after crashing into cop car on Stono Bridge

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police charged a woman with driving too fast for conditions after they say she hit the back of a police car, causing it to crash into an unoccupied vehicle Wednesday night. The three-car accident shut down the Stono River Bridge temporarily and is still under investigation.

Police says a jeep was driving over the bridge when a tire flew off and struck a 2007 Toyota traveling in the opposite direction. Authorities say the Toyota became disabled on the bridge.

A Charleston City police car was parked behind the disabled Toyota with its flashing lights on. According to authorities an officer got out to help direct traffic at the foot of the bridge, while the other assisted the driver of the disabled car. Another vehicle drove past the officer at the foot of the bridge and hit the back of the police car.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says 62-year-old Cindy Floyd of Johns Island caused the police cruiser to crash into the unoccupied Toyota. Troopers say Floyd is charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Authorities say no one was seriously injured in this incident.

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