UPDATE: Ringgold Police Officer injured in I-75 wreck

UPDATE: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- New details emerge of a multi- vehicle wreck that left one officer injured Monday afternoon.

A motorcyclist hit two Ringgold police cars yesterday on the Ringgold Lafayette exit.

Officers were cleaning up multiple wrecks on I-75, when the motorist did not obey the “Move Over Law,” and hit the two police CARS.

Officer Patrick Mason escaped the accident unharmed.

The other officer, Wilburn Dycus, had to be extricated from his vehicle.

Dycus has several broken bones, and may require surgery.

The police cars had their blue warning lights on at the time of the incident.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Ringgold Police Department has released more information on the Monday wreck on Interstate 75 that sent one officer to the hospital.

According to the Police Department, officers were working several accidents along the interstate after a vehicle lost its drive shaft.

Ringgold Police says a motorist not obeying the “Move Over Law” struck two City of Ringgold police units who had their blue warning lights on at the time.

Officials say one of the officers who was not in his vehicle escaped the wreck unharmed.

Ringgold Police say that a second officer, who was in his vehicle at the time of the crash, had to be extricated from his vehicle, sustained several broken bones, and may require surgery.

Officials say the injured officer is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery.

The Catoosa County Sheriffs Department, Georgia State Patrol, MCCD, and Catoosa County Fire & EMS assisted with the accident.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Tennessee and Georgia State Troopers, are investigating a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a law enforcement officer.

It happened near the Ringgold Lafayette exit this afternoon on I-75 Northbound.

We’re told the officer involved in the crash was injured and taken to Erlanger hospital.

Several others were also hospitalized, but we still don’t know how severe their injuries are at this time.

State troopers on-scene would not tell us which agency the law enforcement officer is with due to an on-going investigation.

News 12 is following this story, and will bring you more as more information becomes available.


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