Officer uninjured following collision with pole

A Renton police officer’s patrol car drove off the roadway and crashed into a pole after an unknown medical condition caused him to lose consciousness.

The officer, 38, was uninjured, but taken to Valley Medical Center to determine the cause of his symptoms, according to a Renton Police Department release.

The collision, which occured Tuesday, July 10 at 10:20 a.m., caused significant damage to the patrol car, according to the release.

The officer was on a routine assignment, driving from South Grady Way turning onto Talbot Road South.

Renton Firefighters L864 tweeted about the accident Tuesday morning, writing that King County paramedics responded to the scene.

No other damage or injuries have been reported.


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