The Richmond Register

November 17, 2012

Police car, SUV involved in downtown Richmond wreck

Exterior of Courthouse Annex receives damage

By Sarah Hogsed
Register staff report

RICHMOND — No one was injured Friday evening in a downtown accident involving a police cruiser and an SUV, but the Courthouse Annex didn’t escape damage from the incident.

The wreck occurred about 7:30 p.m. at North Second and West Irvine streets. Police officers and firefighters cordoned off nearly two blocks of downtown while a Kentucky State Police trooper took pictures and collected evidence.

Richmond Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Cole said everyone involved in the accident seemed uninjured, and they all refused EMS treatment.

Richmond police at the scene of the wreck refused to answer questions about the accident but did confirm no one was hurt and no one was arrested.

The front-end of the police cruiser sustained heavy damage. The back end of the SUV had come to a rest against the front corner of the Courthouse Annex, causing damage to the brickwork. Several bricks littered the sidewalk and one of the decorative round windows was pushed in.

Firefighters went into the building to check for interior damage.

“It’s doesn’t seem like there’s any structural damage,” Cole said. “It’s more cosmetic.”