4 people taken to hospital after crash involving Anderson police car

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ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – Four people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving an Anderson police car.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 7:52 p.m. on Murray Ave at Market Street.

Troopers said the police car ran a red light and crashed into an SUV which was driving on Market Street.

The driver and passenger in the SUV, who were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, were taken to AnMed Health Medical Center for their injuries.

Highway Patrol said both the driver and passenger in the police car were injured. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

Anderson Police Department said the driver of the police car was a trainee who was a certified officer hired from a different agency. The officer in the passenger seat was the training sergeant.

The driver of the police car was charged with disregarding a traffic signal.

According to the police department, the training sergeant has a deep bone bruise and will be put on light duty for two weeks.

There’s no word on the condition of the other three people.

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