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The officer had only minor injuries after an 18-wheeler smashed into his patrol car, police said.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 8:46 AM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 11:59 AM

A wreck involving a Huntsville police officer and an 18-wheeler caused traffic headaches on Governors Drive Thursday morning.

The wreck happened around 7:15 a.m. on Governors at Parkhill Road. 

A Huntsville Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson said an officer was sitting in his patrol car at the light when an 18-wheeler jacknifed and ran into the patrol car from behind.

The officer saw the truck coming in his rearview mirror and tried to move his vehicle forward, Johnson said, which may have lessened the impact and prevented him from being hurt, according to Johnson.

The back of the patrol car was crushed.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not cited.

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