Officer Hurt in Collision

An officer in Farmington was injured after a collision while trying to pull over a motorcycle. The officer collided with an SUV that was turning into the street.

FARMINGTON — A Centerville police sergeant was injured when his vehicle collided with a Jeep Cherokee while pulling over a motorcycle in Farmington.

Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen said the Centerville officer was heading west on Park Lane at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday when he tried to pull over a motorcycle. He had entered the intersection at Park Lane, when a 74-year-old woman in the Jeep was making a left turn onto Interstate 15. The officer broadsided the Jeep.

Hansen said he does not know if the sergeant had the flashing lights on his car. Also, the driver of the motorcycle was not at the accident scene when Farmington police and emergency crews arrived.

The woman, who complained of pains in her left side, and the Centerville police officer were transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

The accident is still under investigation. Hansen said… continue reading

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Wrong-way Accident Kills One

In Medina County, one person was left dead after a driver drove the wrong way down a one-way road. The collision injured three others.

San Antonio, TX—A fatal collision in Medina County left one person dead, after a wrong-way driver slammed into an on-coming sedan. The deadly automobile accident occurred in the northbound lane of Interstate 35, just off mile post 131, near Lytle on Saturday, January 8, 2011, as reported by MySanAntonio.com.

According to Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports, wrong-way driver, Jeffrey Tillman, 29, of Devine was traveling south in the northbound lane of I-35 in a Suzuki SX4, when he approached a Chevrolet Cavalier who was traveling north in the northbound lane. The driver of the sedan, Kelley Bittler, 35, tried to turn right to avoid the oncoming collision, but the two vehicles struck each other on their left front-ends. The report did not offer any further details about the collision.

Tillman was pronounced dead at the scene by… continue reading

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