UPDATED: Officer Injured In Friday Afternoon Crash in Springfield

Officer Injured In Friday Afternoon Crash in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Springfield Police Officer was transported to an area hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Memorial Blvd Friday afternoon.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is leading the investigation into the crash that occurred on Memorial Blvd at the intersection of 8th Avenue, directly in front of Stewart Williams Furniture, the first call coming into 911 at 4:05 pm. MAP The accident was first reported by a Robertson County Sheriff’s Deputy who just happened to be two cars back when the crash occurred.

The Springfield Officer was entrapped in the vehicle (an unmarked police vehicle a 2019 Dodge Charger) and had to be extricated by the Springfield Fire Department. Once extricated, the 57-year-old Officer was transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield with non-life-threatening injuries. According to Robertson County EMS, the driver of the other vehicle, (a 17-year-old female behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Corolla) was not injured.

All northbound lanes of Memorial Blvd between 8th Ave and 10th were closed while the THP conducted their investigation. The Springfield Fire Department, the Springfield Police Department, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Robertson County EMS, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 18: The THP has released their preliminary findings on the crash. The report clears the teen driver of responsibility in the crash. The report also indicates that the officer was not wearing safety restraints.

UPDATE Saturday, March 16, 7:39 PM: The City of Springfield has announced that the officer involved in the crash has been treated and discharged for minor injuries.

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