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Police cruiser slams into tree at 37th, Reynolds

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A police cruiser collides with tree at 37th and Reynolds streets. A police cruiser collides with tree at 37th and Reynolds streets.

Rescue crews were called out to a wreck involving one of their own early Monday. 

Shortly after 4 a.m. Monday morning, a Metro police cruiser was traveling at the intersection of 37th and Reynolds streets in Savannah when it a tree. The officer was trapped and had to be freed from the wreckage. He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Officials say the deputy involved had swerved to avoid a car that pulled out in front of him and hit a tree.

"An officer was traveling west on 37th Street when a car wanting to pull out from Reynolds Street onto 37th, nosed out a little bit to see if traffic was coming into his path. He swerved to miss it and ended up colliding with a tree. He was entrapped because the dashboard had fallen down on his leg and had him pinned, but they have gotten him out now." said Julian Miller, Savannah Chatham Metro Police Dept.

No other injuries were reported.  

The wreckage has been cleared and the roads have since reopened to traffic.

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