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San Angelo – Officer Sustained Minor Injuries after a Collision on East Concho Ave

Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 1:28 am    

Two unmarked San Angelo Police Department vehicles were struck by a wrong-way car on East Concho Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.

According to police reports, black 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe was heading west on East Concho Ave near South Oakes Street when, for yet unknown reaosns, it drifted onto the opposing traffic where it collided with two local police vehicles that were traveling along the eastbound lanes. Instead of stopping, the driver of the Tahoe escaped the scene. Fortunately, he was later apprehended and detained by a detective who witness the incident.

The suspect, identified only as a 37-year-old San Angelo man, issued citations for Failure to Maintain a Single Lane and Failure to Stop and Leave Information Upon Striking a Vehicle.

One of the detectives involved sustained minor injuries from the force of the impact. He received treatmed from the nearest hospital.

We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the San Angelo Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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