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Police crash resulted in non-life-threatening injuries


Last updated 2/27/2021 at 4:30pm

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A Clovis police vehicle was involved in an accident Wednesday evening.

CLOVIS — A Clovis police officer was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night after being involved in an auto accident at First and Sycamore streets.

The unnamed officer and another driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police on Thursday issued a news release summarizing the incident, but provided few details.

The release stated police and fire services at 5:02 p.m. were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 1400 block of East Mabry Drive.

"A Police unit responding to this initial scene became involved in a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of 1st and Sycamore Streets," the release stated. "The crash involved a second motor vehicle and a gas main at the southwest corner of 1st and Sycamore Streets."

Records show the accident involving the police officer was reported at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said New Mexico Gas Company was summoned to manage damage to the gas main. Those staying at a nearby hotel were contacted.

By 6:40 p.m., the gas main was secured and the police vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene.

Police declined to name anyone involved in either accident and did not respond to questions about the initial accident or whether anyone was hurt.


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