City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7671
policepio@CoMo.gov

Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Columbia Police investigate three vehicle collision involving CPD vehicle near intersection of Nifong Boulevard and Providence Road

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

Columbia Police are investigating a three motor vehicle collision that involved a City of Columbia Police vehicle on May 21.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., a CPD patrol vehicle was traveling Westbound on Nifong Boulevard approaching the intersection of Providence Road with lights and sirens heading to assist officers with an emergency incident, when it was struck by a silver 2011 Ford Escape.

Witnesses reported the patrol vehicle had slowed down and stopped to clear the intersection when the SUV, in the passing lane heading South on Providence Road, struck the police vehicle.

As a result, the police vehicle was pushed into the southbound turning lane of Nifong Boulevard and Providence Road, while the driver of the SUV also struck a second vehicle in the left turn lane.

Occupants of the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries and were both taken to a local hospital. The officer also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to urgent care for assessment per CPD policy.

The driver of the third vehicle reported that debris from the other vehicles struck their vehicle and reported no injuries. All drivers were found to be wearing their seatbelts.

This incident will be reviewed in accordance with CPD policy and procedure. Additional information may be available after the crash investigation is completed.

Anyone with information relating to this matter is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Event ID 2020118143



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