Officer involved in accident on Lamar Avenue

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Another police officer was rushed to the Regional Medical Center after being involved in an accident.

Initial reports indicated the officer was on Lamar Avenue between American Way and Democrat when the officer's cruiser and an 18-wheeler collided.

The officer was given a police escort to the hospital where our crews saw him being unloaded from an ambulance. At the time he was wearing a neck brace and had a bandage wrapped around his head.

Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings told reporters the officer was listed in non-critical condition, but professionals are still running tests and checking his injuries to make sure he's going to be okay.

He did not identify the officer except to say that he hails from the Mount Moriah station.

This is the third officer to have been injured in an accident recently.

On Monday, Officer Timmy Mitchell was working a domestic situation on Berrydale when the suspect - identified as Megan Smith - allegedly hit him head on intentionally. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Several hours later, Officer Jeffrey Creighton was critically injured after he was hit during a traffic stop. The defendant in that case was reportedly driving drunk.

On Wednesday, Rallings said that officer was still in critical condition.