UPDATE 12:50 PM: A spokesman for ALEA sent us this update:
We received the call around 1:17 am and have the time of the crash as 12:57 am. The crash is still under investigation. As of right now, we know MPD was in the area investigating another crash when an officer in his parked patrol vehicle(2019 Chev Tahoe) was struck in the rear by a 2012 Nissan Sentra for unknown reasons. The MPD patrol unit was utilizing his lights to assist in traffic control for the MPD officer investigating the previous traffic crash. No significant injuries to report.
ORIGINAL STORY: THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials with the Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue Department said a Mobile Police Department vehicle was hit while responding to a crash on Interstate 10.
According to a Facebook post, TDFR, MPD, and Mobile County EMS responded to a crash on eastbound I-10 early Sunday morning. While on the scene of the crash, a car ran into a parked MPD vehicle.
“This highlights the dangers of working on our roadways and points out the need to be extra aware when approaching an active emergency scene,” read the post.
The condition of the driver who hit the MPD vehicle is unknown and we don’t know if anyone was hurt. Officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating the crash. We have reached out to ALEA for more information and are waiting to hear back.