Officers uninjured in crash

No one was apparently injured, when a Wickenburg Police Department cruiser was probably totalled on Sunday evening in the downtown roundabout.

Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle collision which included a WPD patrol vehicle and a  2015 Chevrolet Silverado. The wreck blocked the lanes at the U.S. 60 and U.S. 93 junction.

DPS troopers quickly determined it was a non-injury collision.

“It doesn’t look like it was (WPD’s) fault,” said Lt. Amy Sloane, WPD public information officer. “It appears a two-man unit, a training officer and trainee on routine patrol, were in the roundabout when the other vehicle failed to yield.”

Wickenburg Fire Department attended to the officers, and command staff decided the officers needed to go to the emergency room at Wickenburg Community Hospital for precautionary reasons.

The two officers were released from the hospital that night. The condition of the driver and any other people in the Silverado was not known, other than DPS reporting it as a non-injury crash.

The WPD driver is an officer in training who was hired in July from Wyoming, where he was a police officer. The passenger officer has been with WPD for three years. Sloane said because the collision is being reviewed internally, WPD is not releasing their names.

The patrol car suffered damage to the rear of the vehicle. Sloane said WPD is beginning the process of contacting its insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. WPD is concerned the vehicle may have to be totaled.

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