Officer injured in accident
By 05/03/2007 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
GLENN HEIGHTS - A Glenn Heights officer lost control of his vehicle Saturday, April 28 en route to aid another officer on a traffic stop.
Officer David Delgado was traveling southbound on the IH-35E service road in the 2100 block near the Dallas/Ellis County Line, with his lights and siren on.
Delgado was on his way to assist another officer with a traffic stop when he met an oncoming car from the northbound lane in the curve, according to a press release from Glenn Heights Police Chief Phillip Prasifka.
Delgado swerved to miss the vehicle and lost control of his squad car, causing it to leave the road.
Delgado's vehicle hit an embankment and ended up in a ditch west of the roadway.
Red Oak and Glenn Heights fire departments responded to the accident and Delgado was removed from the vehicle and treated at the scene by East Delgado was removed from the vehicle and treated at the scene by East Texas medical personnel then flown to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas by PHI Air Medical, where he was treated for injuries to his lower body as well as multiple abrasions and cuts.
Delgado was still being evaluated at Parkland but his injuries at the time of this publication did not appear to be life threatening.
The Texas Department of Public Safety was investigating the accident and as a matter of routine, the Glenn Heights Police Department will review the accident internally.
Delgado is doing well, according to a dispatcher at the Glenn Heights PD, though it is unknown when he will return to his duties.
Delgado has been with the GHPD for two years.