JPD officer injured in crash to be released from hospital - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JPD officer injured in crash to be released from hospital

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A JPD officer is almost recovered, and could be released from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after his patrol car was hit Monday.

His cruiser was plowed into by a van being chased by a Jackson State University police officer.

The crash happened on Robinson Road at the Intersection of Eastview Street. It caused the officer's patrol car to hit a utility pole, splitting it.

JPD Officer Colendula Green says the unnamed 10 year patrol officer suffered a head injury.

According to witnesses, a man in a white shirt jumped from the crashed caravan and ran. The van lost a front right wheel.

"He was thrown from the drivers seat to the passenger seat and his head hit the window and his head shattered his passenger seat window," says witness Ruby Evans. "The police officer and whoever it was they ran." 

JPD says the person who ran from the scene has not been caught yet.

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