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While going to a priority call, a Fairfax County officer was in a car accident



According to the Fairfax County Police Department, a motor officer was on his way to a priority call on Friday when he crashed into the back of a moving car. He was hurt badly, but his life was not in danger.

Around 12:30 p.m., the officer and two other cars were in the right-turn lane at the intersection of Braddock Road and Roanoke River Road, close to George Mason University.

The FCPD said that one of the motor units hit the back of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee that had moved into the right lane of westbound Braddock Road and stopped to let police pass.

The Jeep’s 19-year-old driver wasn’t hurt in the accident and stayed at the scene. Police say that speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.

The 16-year FCPD officer was taken to a hospital, where he was checked out overnight and then sent home in the afternoon the next day.

Ashton Horne is an upcoming writer who currently resides in Harford County. He currently interns for TheDMVDaily as a journalist.