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Salem Police Officer Makes U-Turn and Causes Traffic CrashSalem-News.com
Police say there were no injuries in the accident.
(Salem, Oregon) - Just after 8:00 Tuesday morning, Officer Grant Davis, 39 years of age, was eastbound on Mission St SE at Hawthorne Avenue in a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria when he noticed a crashed vehicle on the westbound side.
Officer Davis was in the process of making a u-turn to render assistance when he failed to see a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Toni Whitney, 58 years of age from Salem, in the lane to his left.
The Mitsubishi impacted the police car in the driver's door, pinning Davis inside his car. He was extricated by the Salem Fire Department.
Both Davis and Whitney were transported to Salem Hospital where they were treated and released. The crash was investigated by the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit.
No citations have been issued.
There were no injuries in the accident that had occurred in the westbound lanes.
Source: Press Release/Salem Police
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