Crash hospitalizes CMPD officer responding to break-in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was hospitalized Thursday morning after a driver rear-ended the officer's cruiser.

The officer was responding a break-in at a local Metro PCS store when another vehicle driving at a high speed ran into the back of the police cruiser.

CMPD says the driver was distracted and is being issued a citation for failure to reduce speed. 

The officer was transported to the hospital and reportedly received minor injuries. 

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. on Independence Blvd. 

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