Winston-Salem Officer Involved In Accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Winston-Salem Police Officer crashed his patrol car with another vehicle on Thursday, according to a release from the Winston-Salem Police Department. 

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 3300 block of Thomasville Road. 

Police say Officer Yates made a u-turn in front of another driver. The driver of that vehicle then hit Officer Yates' patrol car. 

Police say Officer Yates was trying to identify a suspicious vehicle when the accident happened. 

Officer Yates and the other driver were taken to Forsyth Hospital for minor injuries. 

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