Dayton, Ohio – A Dayton police cruiser hit a pedestrian at the intersection of S. Smithville Road and Watervliet Avenue on Friday night, resulting in at least one person being hospitalized. The incident occurred at around 8 p.m. while an officer was doing a routine patrol and turning onto S. Smithville Road. The victim was struck by the cruiser, causing non-life threatening injuries. The injured person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by medics.
Following the incident, several police officers responded, and the traffic services unit and professional standards bureau were also called in to investigate the incident. The area around the intersection was closed but has since reopened. Video and images of the scene were captured, and an investigation into the matter is ongoing.
According to Lieutenant Jeffrey Thomas of the Dayton Police, the traffic services unit and professional standards bureau were called in to ensure that the investigation was conducted thoroughly, given that an officer was involved in the incident. It is currently unclear whether the officer will face any disciplinary action as a result of the accident.
In conclusion, the incident involving the Dayton police cruiser and the pedestrian is still under investigation, and more details are yet to be released. However, the fact that an officer was involved in the incident has prompted a thorough investigation by the authorities. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety for both pedestrians and drivers.