Officer crashes into tree while headed to call, police say

Officer crashes into tree while headed to call, police say
Broken Windshield

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – A police officer is recovering after officials said he crashed while responding to a call.

Lumberton Police Maj. Tommy Barnes said the officer was heading to a call on Thursday about a person pointing a gun when he hit a tree on Country Club Road.

Barnes said the officer had minor injuries. He has been treated and released from the hospital.

The officer told investigators that a car a pulled out in front him, according to Barnes.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has been asked to investigate the wreck to determine who had the right of way.

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