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Highway Patrol Says No Charges Against GPD Officer After Crash

The Highway Patrol says a Greenville police officer will not be charged in a Friday morning accident, even tough they say he caused the crash.

Officer Aaron Lemon was involved in a crash with a Winterville resident, Nader Eldeen. The Highway Patrol says the officer was responding to a break-in in progress call when he collided with the Nissan Maxima at the corner of 14th and Evans Streets around 5:50 a.m.

Sgt. Jason Collins says while the police officer ran a red light, he will not be charged. The officer had his blue lights on and was responding to a call. Even so, the Highway Patrol says the officer should have yielded the right of way.

Officer Lemon was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released. Sgt. Collins says Eldeen was complaining of lower back pain but did not require immediate medical attention at the hospital.


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The Highway Patrol says the Greenville police officer who crashed with another car on his way to a break-in call will be cited as the one who caused the crash in the accident report.

Officer Aaron Lemon was involved in a crash with a Winterville resident, Nader Eldeen, early Friday. The Highway Patrol says the officer was responding to a break-in in progress call when he collided with the Nissan Maxima at the corner of 14th and Evans Streets around 5:50 a.m.

Sgt. Jason Collins says the investigation is ongoing, and it has not been decided whether Officer Lemon will be charged for the crash. The Highway Patrol says Lemon went through a red light, but they're investigating whether his siren and blue lights were on. Sgt. Collins says initial investigation shows Lemon's speed was not excessive.

Officer Lemon was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released. Sgt. Collins says Eldeen was complaining of lower back pain but did not require immediate medical attention at the hospital.



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A Greenville police officer has been treated at the hospital and released after a car crash with a Nissan Maxima this morning.

The Highway Patrol says the officer was responding to a break-in in progress call when he collided with the Maxima at the corner of 14th and Evans Streets around 5:50 a.m. The officer was heading east on 14th when it collided with the driver heading north on Evans.

While the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, troopers say the other driver was not transported to the hospital.

The patrol car had damage was visible on the front door on the passenger's side. The front of the Maxima was smashed in, and there was also visible damage to the backseat door on the driver's side.

The intersection was closed for about 40 minutes following the crash but is now open.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.



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The Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash involving a Greenville police cruiser.

The crash was reported at 5:50 a.m. by Greenville police at the intersection of Evans and 14th Streets. Police say one person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It's not clear if the person taken was the officer or the other driver.

The intersection was closed for at about 40 minutes, but it is now open again.

Sgt. Joe Friday says it's not clear who caused the accident. The investigation is being handled by the Highway Patrol.

The damage to the Nissan Maxima involved in the crash is extensive. The front of the car was smashed in, and there was also visible damage to the backseat door on the driver's side. On the police cruiser, damage was visible on the front door on the passenger's side. Debris from the wreck was scattered all over the crash site.


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