Information from WYSH Radio
An Oliver Springs police officer escaped serious injury Thursday night when his parked patrol car was struck while he responded to a traffic crash.
The incident occurred at the Highway 61/62 interchange Thursday evening as Oliver Springs Police Department Sergeant Charles Graham responded to a minor crash. Preliminary indications are that a second driver struck the back of the officer’s patrol car, which in turn caused the cruiser to strike him.
Graham was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment of injuries described as “bumps and bruises.”
The incident is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. It’s not yet clear if there will be any charges or citations against the driver who struck the patrol car.
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