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Sheriff’s Office vehicle involved in accident Thursday in Topeka

A Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was involved in an accident Thursday morning in Topeka.

According to a release from the department, around 8:30am, a Shawnee County Sheriff’s Officer was assisting at the scene of a slide off involving two vehicles near the on ramp to westbound I-470 from SW Burlingame Rd.

The officer was out of his patrol unit assisting drivers involved in the slide offs when his patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a 2004 KIA Sorento SUV.

The driver of the KIA was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Sheriff’s Officer was not injured.

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