The Edmond Sun

April 4, 2013

Police: Officer, citizen collide in north Edmond

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Officers are investigating what caused a vehicle to leave an Edmond street and strike a power pole.

At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, first responders were at the scene of the incident, which occurred near the Covell-Coltrane intersection. The vehicle was overturned, lying near the pole which had completely broken in two along Coltrane. The street in the immediate area was temporarily one lane while crews worked the scene.

Edmond Police Officer James Hamm said the incident involved an Edmond Police Department officer who was responding to an emergency call. The vehicles collided causing the citizen’s vehicle to leave the street and rollover, Hamm said.

The driver of the vehicle spoke with officers and was able to walk away from the scene. Hamm said only minor injuries were reported and no one was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Hamm said the crash is still under investigation and fault has not been determined.

OG&E personnel arrived and surveyed the damage to the pole and electrical lines.

At about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, OG&E spokeswoman Karen Kurtz said crews were still at the scene working on repairs, which should be completed in a couple of hours. The incident did not cause a power outage, she said.