Police Officer Injured in Head-On Crash on Highway 87 in Newton County

Police Officer Injured in Head-On Crash on Highway 87 in Newton County

Police Officer Hospitalized After Newton County Car Crash on Highway 87

Newton County, Texas (May 20, 2020) – A Newton police officer was injured early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision in Newton County, according to authorities.

The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. May 19, on Highway 87.

Deputies said a Newton County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a driver near the courthouse on a welfare concern. The driver refused to respond to the deputy, and a scuffle ensued. Deputies tased the man, but he was able to get into the deputy’s unit and flee heading southbound on the highway.

Officers chased the man, and the Newton Police joined the pursuit. After a 12 mile chase, the man made a U-turn and crashed head-on into a Newton Police vehicle.

The man then ran into a wooded area, and the officers chased and caught him. He was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital, where he was checked up and released. He was then taken to the Newton County Jail.

The Newton Police Officer was airlifted to the hospital with head injuries.

The authorities are investigating the crash.

We wish the injured victim a quick recovery.

Every accident has its own set of circumstances and no two accidents are exactly the same. That’s why there is no way to know whether a particular incident qualifies as a situation worthy of legal pursuit unless all details are carefully examined. If negligence was a factor in personal injuries, pain, and suffering, property damage or loss of life, then the probability is high that a case can be built.

Our lawyers at Joel A. Gordon and Associates are highly qualified and will spend time with you free of charge to learn every detail of your accident.

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