WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A White House Police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after being stabbed in the head by a minor near Cross Plains.
WHPD Director Pat Brady told News about Smokey Barn The accident happened at the intersection of Chowning Road and Owens Chapel Road at around 1:30pm. The officer involved in the accident, a 16-year veteran of the police department, was on his way to court when he was stabbed.
Authorities said a vehicle traveling east on Chowning Road at high speed attempted to turn onto Owens Chapel Road and hit the White House Police vehicle head-on.
This is the second accident in a week involving a White House Police officer in which a vehicle allegedly veered in front of him, and the two vehicles collided.
The injured officer was taken to an area hospital with severe bruising but, according to Sheriff Brady, was later released. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, according to police.
“Our officers are on the road constantly answering all kinds of calls all over the city, sometimes facing dangerous or even life-threatening situations, but it still makes you vibrated when one of them called to say they had been in a bad accident and had been injured. I am grateful that both drivers survived this accident; It could have been much worse,” White House Police Chief Pat Brady told SBN.
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