No charges filed in downtown officer-involved accident

Published: Apr. 29, 2013 at 9:14 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - No charges will be filed after a Charleston police officer-involved wreck in downtown Charleston sent two people to the hospital, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant said the wreck happened just before 4 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Meeting and Line streets.  Wyant said the police officer was driving east on Meeting Street through the intersection with Line Street when his vehicle was struck by a 2006 Chevy traveling north on Line Street.

While Wyant said the woman driving the Chevy disregarded a traffic signal during the collision, she said the light was flashing and it was possible the motorist came to a complete stop but still did not see the officer coming.  Therefore, no charges were filed.

Both the officer and the woman were wearing seatbelts, and although they were taken to Medical University of South Carolina for treatment, they were released by the time troopers arrived to interview them.

The intersection was shut down for about an hour and a half while crews cleared the scene.

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