Odessa Police Officer Involved in Weekend Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa police officer is recovering after he was hit while driving through an intersection.

The accident happened around 5:00p.m. Sunday evening at University and Maple.

Authorities say the driver of a white vehicle ran a red light through University when she crashed into a police officer turning from Maple.

After the first hit, the police car skid into a nearby electric pole.

That officer was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver responsible was cited for running the red light.