(Southaven, MS) DeSoto Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cowan was reportedly in a lot of pain as Hospital Wing airlifted him The MED after the accident at Church Road and Old Airways.
As doctors treat him, the investigation is underway, into exactly what happened.
Deputy Cowan was said to be among a handful of motorcycle officers traveling east on Church Road this afternoon on their way to fuel up, to practice for a charity motor rodeo at the Southaven Towne Center.
We’re told most of the cyclists had passed through the Old Airways intersection, when a white sedan turned left in front of Cowan, sending him smack into the middle of the car with a lot of force.
”It’s one of those unfortunate deals where I guess they turned just a little too early,” said Southaven Deputy Police Chief Steve Pirtle who confirmed Cowan was responsive and aware after the accident.
”They say it’s non-critical right now, not life threatening, OK? But he’s gonna be laid up for quite a while. He’s got gashes in his leg and his arm,” said DeSoto Sheriff Bill Rasco who believes Cowan is in excellent shape and so far, doctors seem to think he could make a full recovery.
In the meantime, he faces lots of tests to confirm that.
While that happens, Southaven’s traffic team will take a close look at what happened, and re-construct the accident to figure out if anyone’s at fault.
Pirtle said the Driver didn’t seem to be impaired at all, ”The traffic division will continue their investigation and determine exactly what happened and if there are criminal charges they’ll file that after they complete their investigation. No one got a ticket so far."
Chief Pirtle couldn’t predict how long that would take.
In the meantime, doctors at The MED took Cowan in for an M-R-I and other tests to determine their next move.