Alabama Officer Injured When Cruiser Struck From Behind

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A Springville, AL, police officer was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after his car was hit while he was working on Interstate 59, reports AL.com.

Springville Fire Chief Richard Harvey said the officer, whose name hasn’t been released, was working traffic control for firefighters who were battling a car blaze. The location of the scene was on I-59 at mile marker 155 between the two Springville exits, and the crash happened about 5:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes.

An oncoming motorist topped the hill and crashed into the officer’s vehicle from behind, Harvey said. The officer was taken to UAB Hospital. The fire chief said the injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The motorist who struck the officer was taken to St. Vincent’s. Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said three other vehicles crashed following that accident, but no additional injuries were reported.

 

 

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