Two Norfolk police officers injured in car accident identified

Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 08:28:45-04

Norfolk, Virginia - Two Norfolk police officers were injured in a car accident around 4:30 a.m. that left one police car overturned.

The two officers were responding to a shots fired call, according to police spokeswoman Melinda Wray.

They have now been identified as Officers Joshua Miller and Ademola Titcombe.  Miller has been with the department for two years and Titcombe has been with them for about three.

Before the crash, the car involved in the accident was attempting to assist other police units in trying to pull over a vehicle near Debree Avenue and West 33rd Street--the location where the shots were allegedly fired.

The accident happened on Llewellyn Avenue between Delaware Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Initial reports indicated that one of the officers may have been ejected from the vehicle, but police say Officer Titcombe was able to free himself from the cruiser before crews arrived.

Firefighters worked to free the other officer who was trapped inside the cruiser. That officer was pulled from the car just before 6:15 a.m. and taken to the hospital. It took crews over an hour to rescue Miller.

Police told NewsChannel 3 reporter Stefania Okolie that the officer was conscious when he was taken out of the police cruiser.

Both officers were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  They are both listed as stable.

It is unknown when they will be released from the hospital.

The investigation of the accident is ongoing.