Odessa Officer Involved in Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa Police Officer was sent to the hospital for minor injuries after being involved in an accident.

It happened in the 1500 block of North Dixie around 1:45 early Thursday morning. The officer was traveling south on his way to a disturbance call when he switched from the left lane to the right lane.

The patrol car was hit by a red pick-up traveling at a high rate of speed. No one in the truck was injured. The officer was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was treated and released.

The driver of the truck was issued a ticket for failure to control speed to avoid an accident. The officer was given a ticket for failure to drive in a single, marked lane.