Walhalla officer involved in crash, teen driver cited

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WALHALLA, SC (WSPA) – A Walhalla police officer has been taken to the hospital after a crash Wednesday evening.

The crash happened shortly after 6:30pm at the corner of North Church Street and North Broad Street.

According to the Walhalla Police Department, the crash involved their K-9 unit.

Police said the officer was taken to the hospital while the K-9 was checked at the scene.

The officer was released from the hospital with cuts and bruises, police said. Both the officer and the K-9 are now home.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the police officer was driving on North Church Street when a Dodge Caravan ran a stop sign on North Broad Street and struck the driver’s side of the police officer’s vehicle.

The 18-year-old driver of the van was cited for Disregarding a Stop Sign and Violation of Beginner’s Permit.

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