Officer involved in car accident in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -{}Weather may have played a role in a crash that sent a North Charleston police officer to the hospital late Thursday. {}

A spokesperson for the North Charleston Police Department says the officer was taken to Medical University Hospital. Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Friday afternoon that the officer was still at MUSC undergoing treatment, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Officials say the officer was responding to a call at the time when the officer crashed at the intersection of Dorchester Road and International{}Avenue around 10:30 p.m. The officer was the only person involved in the accident.

According to police, the officer was traveling west on Dorchester Road when the car hydroplaned on a large puddle in the road. The car turned and the driver's side of the car hit a pole, bringing down a power line.

Officials said Friday evening that the officer, identified as Alan Cook, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. Cook had to be extracted from the car, officials said.

SCE&G was called to the intersection to deal with a downed power line. Officials also closed the intersection as they investigated the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.