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This is a picture from the officer involved crash on Sycamore and Governor in Downtown Evansville. This is a picture from the officer involved crash on Sycamore and Governor in Downtown Evansville.

Two EPD patrol cars got in an accident while they were responding to a report of a person being shot.

The accident happened at the intersection of Governor and Sycamore just after 10 Monday night.

We're told by police, both units were driving with their emergency lights and sirens on.

One was traveling eastbound on Sycamore. The other southbound on Governor.

They crashed when they met at the intersection of the two roads.

14-year-police veteran Mark DeCamps was heading eastbound on Sycamore and didn't see the stop sign. Witnesses confirm the sign was damaged and laying on the ground at the time.

Probationary Officer Cameron Werne was riding in that vehicle, and they collided with another patrol car, driven by Officer Adam Will. 

"It's inevitable, and the human factor comes in and these cars aren't being driven by robots. We're going to have accidents. We accept that," says Sgt. Jason Cullum with the Evansville Police Department.

All three officers were taken to Deaconess Hospital for treatment.

EPD says Officer Decamps suffered a concussion and was admitted overnight for observation. Officer Will was treated for head and facial injuries and was also admitted overnight. Officer Werne was treated for a head laceration and was released. 

EPD says they are all now out of the hospital and recovering at home.

The officers were a responding to 'shots fired' when the accident happened. It's being called an accidental shooting.

It happened just after 10 on Bedford Ave.

The victim of the gun shot and another person were going to the hospital when the driver wrecked at Garvin and Walnut.

Both the driver and passenger are expected to be okay.

The male shooting victim, who was the passenger, has non-life threatening injuries.

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