Off-duty St. Louis police officer injured in traffic accident

12:18 PM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) -- A 25-year-old St. Louis police officer injured in a traffic accident Sunday while off-duty is listed in critical/stable condition, authorities say. 

SLMPD Spokesman Schron Jackson said he is responsive, despite suffering a serious head trauma. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 

The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday just south of Interstate 44, at the intersection of Fyler and Jamieson Avenues. 

The officer, reportedly ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle heading southbound on Jamieson. He was ejected from his vehicle.

The officer and his 23-year-old passenger were taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The woman is listed in stable condition. Police say the officer suffered serious head injures in the crash. 

Witnesses say the officer ran a stop sign on Jamieson when he hit a man driving with his 10 month old son in his SUV.  They were not injured.

Dotson says an accident reconstruction team is investigating the accident.

Police say the officer has been with the department for one year.  His name is not being released.


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