Trooper Injured In Crash, Trooper Taking Him To The Hospital Crashes, Then Another Trooper…
Trooper Injured In Crash, Trooper Taking Him To The Hospital Crashes, Then Another Trooper Crashes While Responding To Those Crashes.
Lincoln County, Mississippi – A Mississippi State Trooper is in critical condition after a series of collisions on Sunday.
An unidentified trooper was responding to a collision when his vehicle left the roadway at I-55 near Bogue Chitto. The trooper was severely injured and radio contact with him was lost. The trooper was dispatched to the collision at 3:48 PM, and dispatch lost contact with him at 4:06 PM.
A second trooper located the injured trooper at around 4:22 PM. The second trooper put the first trooper into his patrol car in order to transport him to a hospital.
Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry said, “He made the decision to seek immediate medical attention as quick as possible, so he put him in his patrol unit to travel to the hospital.”
The troopers were then involved in another collision at U.S. 84 near U.S. 51. A Lincoln County deputy located the troopers and transported them to King’s Daughters Medical Center.
A third trooper, who was responding to the first collision, was then involved in a collision on U.S. 84 near Jackson-Liberty Road.
The collisions all appear to have been caused by extremely heavy rainstorms.
The trooper who was involved in the initial collision was in critical condition, and a helicopter was called to airlift him to University of Mississippi Medical Center. The storm did not allow for the helicopter to fly, and the injured trooper was transported by ambulance in the storm. The other two troopers did not suffer serious injury.
As of the last update, the first trooper is still in critical condition with severe head trauma.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this trooper and his family. We will keep you updated as we know more.