Sunday, 02 December 2007 18:00
A Granite Falls police officer was seriously injured while
responding to a call on Dudley Avenue Saturday just after 8:30 p.m.
While police are still investigating the crash, early
reports suggest there were two patrol cars responding to the call. The first
patrol car hit a dog. The second car, driven by Patrolman R.D. Crosby, swerved
to miss the dog and overcorrected, which caused his vehicle to roll twice and
hit a power pole. Crosby was thrown approximately 30 feet from his patrol car
and suffered broken bones and head trauma. The dog hit in the incident was
killed instantly. The second officer involved was not injured.
Crosby was transported via helicopter to Carolinas Medical
Center in Charlotte.
The original call regarded an unconscious baby and a