A Lavaca officer was involved in an automobile accident on Friday afternoon, June 12.
According to Lavaca Police Chief Randy Toon, the officer was traveling east bound on Highway 22 when he locked a speeder traveling west bound at 75 mph. Toon stated that the officer turned on his emergency lights and slowed down to make a U-turn in order to make the the traffic stop. “Once west bound traffic cleared, the officer started to make his turn,” Chief Toon stated. “The vehicle following the officer tried to pass after the blue lights were turned on and hit the officer.”
Toon stated that the officer was not injured, and that the driver of other vehicle was treated for minor injuries.