Gulfport man injured in crash with police cruiser

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man was injured Friday night when his vehicle was hit by a police cruiser at the intersection of Pass and Cowan roads.

Gulfport police say the officer was trying to turn northbound on Cowan Road from Pass. The other vehicle was traveling westbound on Pass Road when the two collided.

An American Medical Response unit took Mario Contreras to the hospital with injuries. The police officer was not hurt in the crash.

The is the second accident involving a Gulfport police car in the last week. Sunday morning, another Gulfport officer was crossing the Wilkes Bridge when the vehicle spun and struck the guard rail. The officer was taken to Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

No one else was involved in that accident. Both incidents are under investigation.

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