1 injured in crash
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger 05.27.13
A Dresden man was reported injured recently when his vehicle collided with an Obion County sheriff’s deputy patrol car in Union City.
The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. May 17 on Everett Boulevard (Highway 51) at Mount Zion Road in Union City.
Robert Defisher, 42, of Dresden was southbound on Everett Boulevard in lane two, maneuvering a slight left curve, while Obion County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Michael Moore, 43, of Union City was westbound on Mount Zion Road at the time of the accident, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report finally made available Friday.
Moore had stopped and crossed both the northbound lanes of Everett Boulevard to continue traveling west on Mount Zion Road. As he started into the traffic lane, the front of his 2011 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle struck the left side of Defisher’s 2000 Pontiac, the THP reported.
After impact, Defisher crossed lane one and exited the west side of the roadway after traveling about 116 feet, with his vehicle coming to final rest facing southwest of the west roadway edge of Everett Boulevard. Moore’s patrol car rotated counter-clockwise and traveled about 12 feet before it came to final rest facing east in lane two of the southbound lane.
Defisher was transported by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City for treatment. Both drivers were reported to be wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the THP.
Moore was responding to a call when the accident occurred, the sheriff’s department told The Messenger last week.