Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Sep 05, 2014 in Auto Accidents
An officer from the Fort Worth Police Department was seriously hurt in an accident on September 2 near downtown. The crash took place around 10 p.m. Tuesday night near Henderson Street on I-30.
According to reports, the 37-year-old officer was standing by his vehicle when he was struck by an oncoming car. MedStar EMS spokesperson Matt Zavadsky confirmed that the officer was in stable condition after he was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Zavadsky noted that the officer was very much in pain at the time of the report. The officer sustained a broken femur, cracked vertebrae, head trauma and several additional injuries. He required 80 stitches to his leg and wrist.
Witnesses report that the car hit the officer with so much force that it shattered the vehicles windshield and sent the officer flying into the air. He tumbled head-over-foot and landed on the concrete, unconscious.
While the officers identity remains protected because of his line of work, sources have confirmed he is married military veteran with a 7-year-old son. The officer has been with the Fort Worth Police Department for 13 years.
Police said that the occupants of the vehicle that hit the officer did stop to assist after the collision took place. A man, woman and child were in that car. At a news conference held the following morning, Fort Worth Police Department Cpl. Tracey Knight noted that the family was so distraught that a clergyman was called to keep them calm.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing, and no charges are planned. Investigators will review tape from the officers dash cam to assist their findings.
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