MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An MPD officer was involved in a crash in Hickory Hill Tuesday night.
It happened on Ridgeway Road right outside of the Ridgeway Precinct around 10:30 p.m.
According to police, a 17-year-old was traveling eastbound on Ridgeway Blvd in a Chevrolet Equinox when he disregarded a stop sign at Ridgeway and was t-boned by a Nissan Sentra.
When the collision happened, it caused the teen to lose control of the vehicle and crash into an MPD officer.
The crash report states the MPD officer was stopped at the westbound stop sign of Ridgeway.
The MPD officer and the driver of the Nissan were both taken to hospitals in non-critical condition.
The teen did not suffer any injuries. He told police he could not stop at the stop sign due to the wet road, police said.
Police say the teen showed signs of impairment and had a strong smell of marijuana. He was given a sobriety test and failed.
The teen was taken to Juvenile Court where he has been charged with a DUI, disregarding a stop sign, no driver’s license and financial responsibility.
As of last month, MPD officers have been involved in more than 360 crashes this year.