Police car struck while investigating overturned vehicle on I-10 East

Police car struck while investigating overturned vehicle on I-10 East

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A police car was struck on I-10 East while investigating a two car accident involving an overturned vehicle.

The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. Monday near Esplanade Ave.

Police say they were investigating a two-vehicle accident that left a vehicle overturned when a police car was struck.

Lights were activated on the police car that was being used for traffic control, officers say, when it was struck by a silver GMC pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup was cited for careless operation. No injuries were reported.

Eastbound I-10 was briefly closed as crews worked to clear the scene. All lanes have been re-opened.

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