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Officer thrown into sinkhole by semi truck unable to avoid barricade 


A police officer was hurt on Monday evening after being thrown into a sinkhole by an out-of-control tractor trailer. 

The incident occurred on the evening of June 26th in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

According to CBS 17 News, a sinkhole opened up on U.S. 401, near Seventy-First Middle and High School, forcing a closure of the roadway. A police officer was standing near the sinkhole directing traffic around the barricades when a semi truck braked but started sliding. The rig then struck the police officer’s vehicle, and the officer was thrown into the sink hole. The front end of the truck also came to a stop inside of the hole.

Another police officer began administering first aid to the struck officer before paramedics could arrive. The officer was able to sit up before being loaded into the ambulance and is expected to be okay. 

No further details about the crash have been released and there is no timeline for the repair of the road.


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