A Cary police officer suffered personal injuries after crashing his patrol vehicle into a home on the night of March 10 after losing control while attempting to catch up with a speeding driver.


At approximately 11:30 p.m., Senior Police Officer Mike Smith was sitting in his vehicle with a radar gun and clocked a driver speeding. He turned his vehicle around and tried to catch up with the speeder, according to Deputy Chief Barry Nickalson.


Nickalson said Smith’s wheels spun on the wet road and he lost control at SW Maynard Road and Pond Street. The car rand into a yard and collided with a house, which was unoccupied at the time.


Smith suffered lacerations to the left side of his face and a concussion. Nickalson said he was released from the hospital the following morning.


Nickalson said the impact knocked a hole in the house’s foundation and it has been declared uninhabitable.

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