Accident involving police cruiser in Gulfport
A crash involving a Gulfport police car sent two people to the hospital this morning in Gulfport.
A mini-van and a Gulfport police cruiser collided by the intersection of Highway 49 and Polk Street. The officer and one of the mini-van’s passengers went to the hospital with minor injuries.
The police vehicle had its emergency lights on, attempting to perform a traffic stop before the collision. Sergeant Joshua Bromen with Gulfport PD said, “It’s a serious accident. Anytime you have two people, minor injuries transported. Again these cars and technology has come a long way. If this accident happened 10 or 15 years ago, with technology where it is now, it may have been a different story, but it’s just important that everyone pay attention, just listen to the officers directing traffic.”
The accident happened shortly after 9:30 and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.