BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham Police have confirmed one dead in an officer-related accident. The accident occurred a little after 11 a.m. on 65 N near 3rd Avenue North. A Birmingham Police SUV was stopped in the center lane of 65 North with their lights on to remove a ladder in the road. One of officers exited the SUV to remove the ladder when a second vehicle came up from behind and smashed into the SUV. The officer outside of the SUV was not affected by the hit; he was evaluated and has since been released. The other officer, who was still in the SUV when it was struck, has been transported to UAB.
The driver and passenger of the second vehicle were both taken to UAB. Sgt. Williams of the BPD has confirmed that the passenger, a 98-year-old male, has died from the wreck.
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