Crash Injures Police Officer In Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // November 17, 2012
Hit By Car While Working Accident Scene
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A Titusville Police officer was seriously injured Friday night when struck by car as he was working the scene of a traffic accident.
Titusville Police Department spokesman Major Todd Hutchinson said Officer Greg Shaw Officer was attempting to render aid at the site of a crash at U.S. Hwy. 1 and Harrison Street about 11 p.m. Friday.
Shaw had witnessed a vehicle strike a light pole which knocked out power to the surrounding streetlights and traffic signal at the intersection.
“Officer Shaw immediately responded to the light pole crash site to render aid,” Hutchinson said.
Shaw was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling southbound on U.S. Hwy. 1 by 67 Year-old Timothy E. Ring of St. Port St. John.
Ring said that he did not see Shaw.
The crash is still under investigation, but Ring is not expected to be cited in the crash.
Shaw was transported to Parrish Medical Center and then transferred to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Mebourne where he is listed in stable condition.
Shaw is a 12-year veteran with the Titusville Police Department.
The driver of the original crash into the light pole, Travis Wayne Potts of Mims, 26, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Brevard County Jail on charges of reckless driving with property damage.
“Several witnesses described Potts driving at high speeds, in circles, in the parking lot of Miracle City Mall just prior to the crash,” Hutchinson said. “They saw Potts pull onto US Hwy. 1 spinning tires, lose control, then hit a light pole on the northbound side.”
The investigation into that crash continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Titusville Police at 321-264-7800.