An accident involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer caused delays on a busy south Charlotte road Friday morning.

The crash happened on Providence Road at Pineville-Matthews road.  A CMPD cruiser was involved in the messy crash.

Crews worked to clear the scene of the accident while traffic backed up along the nearby roadways.

Details are still forthcoming on the seriousness of the injuries caused by crash.

Studies conducted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reveal that approximately 162 police officers die each year in the line of duty.  Our police officers have a dangerous job.  Unfortunately, even police officers can be injured or killed in traffic accidents while on the job.  If you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident with an emergency vehicle, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.