Prince George's County Police officer involved in car accident

Both speed and bad weather factored into the rollover crash of a Prince George's County Police cruiser that left an officer with minor injuries.

Officials say the crash happened at about 2 a.m. on Baltimore Avenue near Contee Road in Laurel. A Prince George's County Police spokesperson says that the unidentified officer lost control of his vehicle, struck a curb and a light pole, then flipped and fell on top of three parked cars.

The officer involved, a two-year veteran with Prince George's County Police, was treated and released from an area hospital.