• January 27, 2017

Officer Matthew Roberts Injured in Decatur, TX, Truck Accident

Decatur, TX -- January 26, 2017, Decatur Police Officer Matthew Roberts was injured as the result of an accident in which his cruiser was struck by an 18-wheeler.

According to reports released by Decatur Police officials, the accident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of US 287 and Hale Avenue.

Their initial investigations indicate that 35-year-old Officer Roberts was parked along the right shoulder of the southbound traffic lanes. It's unclear whether or not he was making a traffic stop or had lights activated. As he was in the cruiser, a southbound 18-wheeler somehow crossed onto the shoulder, striking the police cruiser from behind.

Due to the collision, Officer Roberts sustained serious but non-critical injuries. He was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital via helicopter for treatment.

At this time, no charges or citations have been reported. Police continue to investigate the accident.

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