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Breaux Bridge officer loses consciousness while driving, crashes into building

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Posted at 6:21 AM, Mar 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 10:19:45-05

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — Police are investigating an officer-involved crash on Bridge Street.

Authorities say a Breaux Bridge officer had just left a previous assignment and was en route to his destination when he experienced a medical blackout while driving. The officer's vehicle crashed into a nearby building around 6 pm Thursday as a result.

According to the Breaux Bridge Police Department, the officer was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries. There were no other reports of any injuries resulting from the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

Breaux Bridge Policer say, additionally, the matter has been referred to the Crash Board for further investigation.