Duncanville Police Officer Involved in Accident

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This morning at approximately 1:40am, a Duncanville Police Officer was transported to Methodist Charlton Medical Center with minor injuries after her squad car was struck by another vehicle while she was attempting to slow traffic down on I-20.

Duncanville Police Officers with the assistance of Cedar Hill Police K-9 were tracking a suspect that fled on foot from a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Camp Wisdom Rd. The track of the suspect was going to cross I-20, therefore Officer Kamecha Johnston was on I-20 attempting to slow traffic down to protect the officers that were about to cross the interstate. Officer Johnson had her emergency equipment on (lights and siren) as she attempted to slow traffic, when a vehicle collided with the squad car.

The accident occurs at about the six minute mark of the video.

After the initial accident there was a second accident a short time later involving two other vehicles at the same location. Officer Johnston was transported to the hospital, treated and released. The occupants of the other vehicles were also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident at this time.