CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two Charleston Police cruisers are sitting in the junkyard today, smashed in an interstate accident early this morning.
The officers stopped beside the retaining wall in the west bound lanes just past the Oakwood Road exit on I-64 around 3:30 a.m. to investigate an accident in the east bound lane. While they were handling the east bound wreck a woman crashed her car into the back of one of the cruisers and sent it into the second.
All three vehicles sustained severe damage. The woman driving the car suffered a broken leg and was transported to CAMC. No officers were injured. Nobody was injured in the east bound accident officers were originally investigating.
The crash caused the east bound lanes to be closed for two hours this morning and traffic diverted off the interstate. I-64 has since reopened.