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Lindale: Police officer injured one on Highway 69

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 10:42 am    

Authorities are still investigating a car accident involving a Lindale police officer, early Monday morning.

At around 6:52 a.m., a pedestrian was walking along the southbound lanes of Highway 69 when he was struck by a vehicle heading south. The vehicle was reportedly driven by a 39-year-old police officer, identified as Trent Taylor.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. He was identified as 20-year-old Brennon Green. His injuries were not specified.

Lindale officials were requested at the scene to determine the cause of the crash. Preliminary investigation shows that Green was wearing dark-colored clothing while walking south in the inside lane when the incident took place.

No arrests have been made as the investigation is still in progress.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of the injured party.

Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured within one minute and 59 seconds. Knowing the statistics helps to be aware of how choices can affect other people’s lives. So before hitting the road, it is important to check your engine–ensure your all your tires are well-aligned and brakes are working properly.


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