Another Smithville Police Officer Involved In Traffic Accident

June 21, 2007
Dwayne Page

A Smithville Police Officer was involved in a traffic accident Thursday at the intersection of Broad Street and South Mountain Street.

Trooper Brian Raymond of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 21 year old Officer Tyler Wix of Smithville was south on South Mountain Street in a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car when he entered the intersection and struck the driver's side of a 2000 Dodge Stratus, driven by 39 year old Donny Green of Smithville, who was traveling east in the inside lane on Broad Street.

Upon impact, the vehicles spun out in front of a 1994 Chevy van, driven by 49 year old Beulah Saddler of Auburntown, who was traveling east in the outside lane on Broad Street.

According to Trooper Raymond, Saddler swerved to the right onto South Mountain Street to avoid hitting the patrol car and struck two other vehicles, a 2007 Ford Mustang, driven by 53 year old Shelia Adamson of Smithville, who was sitting in the northbound lane of Mountain Street, and a 1993 Buick Century behind her, driven by 40 year old Martha Castillo of McMinnville.

Green received minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was treated and released. No one else was injured.

Trooper Raymond says traffic going east and west on Broad Street had the green light and that Officer Wix, who was responding to an emergency call, had the red light. He says Officer Wix, who had his emergency lights and sirens on, proceeded through the intersection, trying to cross Broad Street to continue south on Mountain Street, when the accident occurred.

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