An Albertville police officer was sent to Huntsville Hospital on a “precautionary stay” after a collision on U.S. Highway 431 Thursday morning.
Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith confirmed that just before 6 a.m., an officer was involved in a car wreck on U.S. 431.
“He was traveling south on Highway 431 in the left lane,” Smith said. “From what I understand, another vehicle attempted to change lanes and clipped the front of his police Tahoe. In an attempt to avoid the collision, the officer dodged to the left and got into the median where he lost control in the grass. His momentum carried him across the northbound lanes and off the outside shoulder of the roadway where his vehicle flipped down an embankment and came to rest on its roof in a creek.”
The officer was transported to Huntsville Hospital for his injuries, which Smith said, as of 5 p.m. Thursday, were “not believed to be serious.” Smith said the officer was admitted for an overnight stay just as a precaution.
“He is banged up and has some stitches and most likely a concussion, but he is very fortunate that it was not any worse,” Smith said.
Smith said the Alabama State Troopers are investigating the accident.