Flint police cruiser hits house

A Flint Police cruiser crashed into a house in Flint on Tuesday.

“We woke up around 10:30 this morning with a cop car in the wall,” said Marie Alexander

It happened at the intersection of Atherton and Brunswick.

Not the way Marie wanted to start her day.

Authorities say a Flint police officer on patrol was sideswiped by another vehicle on Atherton Road.

The impact sent his cruiser into Alexander’s home on Brunswick Avenue.

Investigators believe the driver that caused the crash swerved to avoid a pothole. Alexander says she’s seen crashes near her home before, but nothing like this.

“This is ridiculous. I’ve never seen something this bad.”

Meanwhile the interim Police Chief Phil Hart tells us the officer involved in the crash was hurt.

“Concussion, and had to have some stitches,” Hart said He’s got a pretty nasty cut in the back of his head. But they were releasing him when I went up to see him at the hospital he was doing pretty well. Hurting and will probably hurt a lot more tomorrow.”

Phil Hart says he feels bad for Alexander. He hopes everything works out for her.

“I’m sure through the insurance companies and such there will be restitution for that,” Hart said.

Alexander said she did not have renter’s insurance. She also isn’t sure when her landlord will address this significant damage to the side of the home. But she says she doesn’t have time to wait.

“Well with the help of my grandsons we’re going to try and board it up at least for a couple of days,” she said. “And got to wait until I get my check and see if I can find another place to live.”

The investigation is ongoing. 

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