UPDATE: Soddy-Daisy Police Officer recovering after crash
UPDATE: A Soddy-Daisy police officer is recovering after an early morning crash Thursday. SDPD was initially called to a crash on Highway 27 around 1:45.
"We knew we had the information that there was a crash on Highway 27 but no one knew where that crash was,” SDPD Chief Jeff Gann said.
According to Chattanooga Police, a Ford Escape lost control, veering across the median and landing in the southbound lane of 27. It was nearly invisible as SDPD officers searched for the scene.
"When that vehicle crossed the median the amount of damage that it sustained it knocked all the lights off the vehicle so there was no lighting,” Gann said.
He says luckily, the driver of the Escape walked back across the median and wasn't in the road. Gann says the area where the crash happened is foggy and bad weather played a major role.
“When the officer got into that area again back to the weather conditions, there was no way he could see and he just drove right in to the vehicle,” he said.
The officer was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital. Gann says after some rest, he's doing alright.
“Thank God some of the testing and everything shows he's going to be fine, but they did want to keep him for observation,” he said.
Chattanooga Police also responded to the crashes, which took place near the Chattanooga/Soddy-Daisy border. They are working to determine what led the driver of the Ford Escape to lose control.
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Police Chief Jeff Gann says the officer was traveling southbound on Highway 27 when he hit an unattended car that had crossed the median from the northbound side.
Gann says the officer is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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Police say the crash happened just before 2 A.M.
Police say they don't know what caused it.
No injuries have been reported.
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