Puyallup police vehicle involved in traffic accident


Puyallup Police Department

A Puyallup Police Department truck was struck by another vehicle on Tuesday evening as the officer drove through an intersection en route to a separate incident.

The crash was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a tweet from the police department. The officer was reacting to another vehicle collision when his truck was “boned” by another vehicle at the intersection of 37th Avenue South East and Meridian Street South, according to the tweet.

Police said the officer activated his lights and sirens while responding to the other incident. No injuries were reported in the accident involving the police vehicle.

South Meridian Street was closed for several hours to northbound traffic and was restricted to one lane southbound while officers investigated the collision.

Peter Talbot covers crime and the latest news in Pierce County. He started with The News Tribune in 2021. Prior to that, he received his BA in Journalism from Indiana University. In college, he worked as an intern at the NPR in Washington, DC. He also interned for the Oregonian and the Tampa Bay Times.

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