Home front: Uncertainty over foreclosures still persists

David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, spoke Jan. 25 to the general membership meeting of the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association in North Charleston. He was upbeat about the housing market foreseeing slow but

Leroy Burnell

A North Charleston police officer was released from a hospital after a Friday morning crash left him with a neck injury, authorities said.

Lt. Paul Hernandez, a patrol division supervisor, was injured when his unmarked cruiser collided with a car that pulled in front of him around 8:45 a.m. on Ashley Phosphate Road.

Hernandez, 44, was released Sunday from a local hospital, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said. It is unclear when he will return to work, he said.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 2006 Toyota Corolla had a green light when it turned left toward Lincoln Patriot Boulevard and crashed into the front of Hernandez's Chevrolet Impala, which was traveling westbound on Ashley Phosphate.

The wreck closed eastbound Ashley Phosphate for about an hour.

The Toyota's driver, 30-year-old Kristle Cassel, was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.