Two Charleston police officers were hospitalized Monday morning after a tractor trailer crashed into their cruiser on the Ravenel Bridge.
A portion of the Ravenel Bridge was shut down while emergency crews worked to free the officers from their car.
The officers had stopped to help a disabled vehicle when the semi-truck hit them from behind.
The accident left northbound traffic from Interstate-26 to Mt. Pleasant blocked. Southbound traffic was unaffected.
Crews were able to clear the wreck and reopen all lanes a short time later.
Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis says both officers were conscious and alert. Francis says both officers are expected to be okay.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and will determine if any charges will be filed.