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July 7, 2015

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Two injured in crash involving Metro Police car in pursuit

Crash location

A Metro Police car was involved in a crash Saturday night that injured the officer and the driver of a second vehicle.

About 7:05 p.m., a marked patrol car heading south on Decatur Boulevard collided with a 1994 Jeep Cherokee that was crossing Decatur at Meadows Lane, officials said.

The patrol car had its lights and siren on as part of a pursuit, police said.

The officer, 46, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to University Medical Center and was treated and released.

The Jeep driver, a 19-year-old woman, also suffered minor injuries.

Metro Police are investigating the crash.

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  1. Well some cars are so well engineer for noise attenuation that the radio set at a moderate level also impairs a person to hear approaching emergency vehicle's.
    My understanding is the sirens and lights only give the Right of way at a safe speed provided its clear for them to proceed.

  2. I'm not saying its the case here, but I have noticed that the first story police tell is usually a lie, and I have heard them lie before and told us the "patrol car had its lights and siren on...."

  3. It's hysterical reading people saying Metro has "a lust for high-speed pursuits." I'm pretty positive if you were at home hiding from an armed burglar, you wouldn't want Metro cruising at 35mph to get to you. lol