Thursday morning a Valley, Ala., police officer was injured in an automobile accident.
The department did not release his name.
It was about 8:30 a.m. The officer was responding to the report of a reckless driver when he failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. 29 in the Langdale Community and lost control of his vehicle.
The squad car, a Ford Crown Victoria, began to slide on the wet roadway caused by the morning rain, and entered Moore's Creek, causing damage to the vehicle in excess of its total value.
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The officer, who was taken to George H. Lanier Hospital, sustained injuries to his head and leg. He was released.
The Alabama State Patrol will investigate the accident.