A Fort Worth police squad car was burned to its shell after a vehicle struck it on Monday afternoon.
Officials told FOX4 they do not believe anyone was injured in the accident and the officer was taken to a local hospital only for observation.
The incident occurred on westbound Interstate 20 at Granbury Road in Fort Worth when the officer was investigating a hit-and-run incident.
A retired school teacher was on her way to substitute at a school. She asked that FOX4 not use her name. She told FOX4 off camera that she was hit by a truck that drove off about an hour prior to the squad car catching fire.
The officer was stopped on the side of the road when it got rear-ended by a work van. It was hit so hard, it spun around then burst into flames. The officer was in the car at the time. He escaped but the impact drove his car into the teacher's SUV.
The tow truck driver pulled the teacher's vehicle away from the burning police car so it wouldn't burn.
The driver of the van was not arrested. However police are unclear as to whether he will face any charges.
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