Raleigh police officer's 'improper right turn' causes traffic accident

From staff reportsMay 19, 2013 

— A police officer in an unmarked car made an “improper right turn” in front of an SUV, causing an accident on North Raleigh Boulevard on Saturday evening, according to a police accident report.

But so far, only the other driver, Josefina Hernandez Herrera, 40, of Raleigh, has been charged – with driving without a license and with riding with a child who was not in a “weight appropriate child passenger restraint system,” according to the report.

Officer Isaac Perez Jr. was traveling southbound on North Raleigh Boulevard near Milburnie Road shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday when he turned in front of the SUV, which was going in the same direction.

The SUV hit the police car broadside and pushed it into a utility pole at the corner of Milburnie and North Raleigh Boulevard. Perez, 48, was injured, while none of the seven people in the SUV was hurt, according to the accident report.

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