Mt. Pleasant police officer injured in crash

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Mt. Pleasant police officer is recovering Thursday morning after the South Carolina Highway Patrol says he crashed his cruiser into a tree.

State troopers tell us the officer was responding to a call just after 12:30 a.m.

He was traveling east on Park West Boulevard near Highway 17 when he drove off the left side of the road, crossed back over to the right, and hit a tree.

He was wearing a seat belt.

The officer was taken to the hospital.

State troopers say his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.

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