SSO deputy and TPD officer collide on Blvd. Bridge

LEO crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An accident between two law enforcement vehicles sent two people to the hospital Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on the Topeka Boulevard Bridge shortly after midnight.

A Topeka Police vehicle driven by Anthony Palumbo tried to make a u-turn on the bridge when it was struck by a Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle driven by Aaron Schmidtlein.

Both drivers were headed southbound on the bridge when the accident occurred.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


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