Citadel: Public safety officer accidentally hit gas pedal, crashed into marsh

Published: Jul. 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel says one of their public safety officers accidentally hit the accelerator near Lowndes Grove Plantation Thursday morning, causing her cruiser to crash through a gate and into the marsh.

According to a statement released by the military college, the officer was conducting a routine patrol just before 7 a.m. when she crashed into the marsh at the end of St. Margaret Street.

That corner is a popular spot for walkers and bikers to stop and have a look at the Ashley River, but thankfully none were around at the time of the incident.A tow truck promptly responded to the scene and transported the cruiser, which had a muddied front bumper, to the college's fleet maintenance facility. Our producer on the scene said it appeared the cruiser has just barely dipped into the marsh.

No one was injured.  The officer was not cited for the crash.

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