1 injured after Tarrant police car wrecks with 18 wheeler

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): CBS 42 has confirmed this morning’s incident. According to Sgt. George of the Tarrant Police department,

Our officer was responding to a call for assistance from another officer when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway and struck a utility pole.  Upon this, his vehicle went back into the roadway, crossed the dividing line and struck the rear wheels of an eighteen wheeler’s trailer.  The officer received multiple abrasions and contusions and a possible head injury.  He was transported to UAB’s ER where he was treated and released later this morning.

Sgt. George of Tarrant Police

Original Story: CBS 42 is working to confirm more information about an officer-involved wreck that took place on Black Creek Road in Jefferson County. Here is what we know so far:

The wreck happened around 1:30 a.m. when there was a report of a crash involving a Tarrant police car and an 18-wheeler. Also involved in the wreck was a Transport America truck, that was knocked off the road with damage to its rear tires.

August 14, 2019

CBS 42 reporter Hillary Simon arrived at the scene of the incident and saw an injured individual transported to a nearby hospital.

CBS 42 has called Tarrant police for more information but has not received any updates on the police officer’s condition or how the accident happened.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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