Warner Robins police officer not at fault in wreck, deputy says

bpurser@macon.comJune 13, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- A city police officer was responding to an emergency call Thursday when the car was involved in an accident, a sheriff’s deputy said.

The officer was headed east on Russell Parkway toward Robins Air Force Base and had a green light at Kimberly Road as a westbound GMC pickup truck was turning south into the parking lot of the Krystal restaurant, said Houston County sheriff’s Deputy Eric Salter.

The police vehicle struck the side rear of the pickup, Salter said. Both drivers were taken to Houston Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, he said.

The pickup driver was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, Salter said.

The 11:38 a.m. crash shut down the intersection of Russell Parkway and Kimberly Road for about an hour for authorities to take photographs and mark the accident scene, Salter said. Both vehicles were extensively damaged, he said.

The crash remains under investigation, Anyone with information is asked to contact Salter at 478-542-2000.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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