Thursday, October 13, 2005

Policeman back on job

Staff Writer

A Holly Springs policeman was scheduled to be back at work Tuesday after he received minor injuries in a vehicle collision while responding to an emergency call in the city, according to chief Patricia Selman.

Officer Dewayne Jones was unconscious following a collision of his vehicle and a pickup near the northern end of West Boundary September 28 around mid-morning, she said.

Ambulances arrived to the scene but Jones was airlifted to the Memphis Medical Center because he was unconscious, she said. He was treated at the Med and released about 12 hours later, Selman said.

Jones was responding to a caller saying someone was needed at Sonic right now, Selman said. The call turned out to be a prank call, she said.

Selman said Jones was patrolling in the Martin Luther King Drive area when he was dispatched to the area near Sonic. He had the blue lights and siren on and was attempting to pass the pickup when the driver of the truck attempted to make a left turn and the two vehicles collided, Selman said. The incident is still under investigation.

Selman cautioned drivers to yield to all emergency vehicles when they hear sirens or see emergency lights.

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