Another Lubbock Police Officer Injured in Traffic Stop Gone Wrong
A Lubbock police officer was injured during a pursuit on Sunday, April 12, 2021. According to a report, the officer, who remains unnamed, tried to pull a vehicle over at about 3 a.m. near East Broadway and Cesar E Chavez Drive.
The reason for the traffic stop also remains unclear, but the Lubbock Police Department says that the driver failed to pull over and instead chose to drive away, leading to a short car chase.
At one point during the chase, the police officer's patrol vehicle crashed and the officer sustained unknown injuries that, while not specified, haven't been reported to be life threatening.
A similar incident occurred Monday, April 5, 2021, when a different police officer tried to initiate a traffic stop of a motorcycle in the 3000 block of Idalou Road that led to the officer being dragged 100 feet.
The suspect and their vehicle have not been described by police and no arrests have been reported. Due to the accident, the westbound lanes of East Broadway needed to be closed from East Canyon Lakes Drive to Cesar E Chavez Drive, but have since been reopened.
The Lubbock Police Department is also investigating another accident that occurred the same day. A pedestrian, who has yet to be named, was struck by a vehicle in the 3800 block of I-27 at about 6 a.m. on Sunday.
The pedestrian suffered serious injuries in the accident and is currently recieving treatment at University Medical Center. Police have not said if the driver who struck the pedestrian could face any charges. Lubbock police are still investigating the nature of the accident.
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