CONWAY POLICE OFFICER HIT BY CAR

by Christian Mower on May 3, 2013

CONWAY POLICE SAY AN OFF-DUTY CONWAY POLICE OFFICER ESCAPED WITH BUMPS AND BRUISES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE WAS HIT BY ANOTHER CAR IN CONWAY.

SGT. GEORGE WALKER SAYS PATROLMAN RICHARD THEBERGE – WHO ALSO SERVES AS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER – WAS STOPPED IN A GREEN 2007 JEEP UT WRANGLER ON ROUTE 113 AND WAITING TO TURN LEFT ONTO STARK RD. WHEN HE WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A GREEN 2002 4-DOOR SATURN.

ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER AND CONWAY FIRE RESCUE AND AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AROUND 3:15 P.M. AND ONE RESPONDER REPORTED AT LEAST ONE OF THE DRIVERS WAS ENTRAPPED.

CONWAY POLICE CHIEF ED WAGNER ALSO WENT TO THE SCENE.

BOTH LANES OF ROUTE 113 WERE SHUT DOWN AS RESPONDERS WORKED AT THE CRASH SITE.

THEBERGE WAS TREATED AT THE SCENE.

THE OTHER DRIVER – IDENTIFIED BY WALKER AS JOHN W. MARSHALL OF GROVE ST. IN NORTH CONWAY – WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

BOTH VEHICLES HAD TO BE TOWED FROM THE SCENE AND RESCUERS CLEARED IT SHORTLY BEFORE 4 P.M.

WALKER SAYS NO CHARGES ARE PLANNED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT. HE SAYS HE’S NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

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