Ala. corrections officer critically injured after being hit by car
The officer witnessed a crash and got out of his personal vehicle to check on injuries when he was struck by a vehicle attempting to avoid the crash
By Jeremy Gray
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — A Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer checking to see if anyone was injured in a wreck was struck by a vehicle Monday night, the department posted.
It happened around 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Alabama Highway 157 and Parker Road in Moulton.
Emmanual Blake Whitaker witnessed a two vehicle accident and got out of his personal vehicle to check on injuries when he was struck by a vehicle attempting to avoid the accident.
“Our Corrections Officer was flown to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition,” the department posted.
“Sheriff Sanders would like to ask the community for prayers for our Corrections Officer, his family and the Department.”