A Tennessee Highway Patrol captain was treated and released from a local hospital after suffering injuries in a crash last week, according to officials.
According to investigators, Capt. Steven Hazard was traveling southbound on U.S. Hwy. 43 on Aug. 27 at approximately 7:35 a.m.
State troopers said a 16-year-old female driving a sedan was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Monument Road from the northbound turn lane of U.S. Hwy. 43.
A third vehicle, a sedan driven by Glenda Burdette, 64, was slowing in the northbound lane of U.S. Hwy. 43.
Investigators said the crash occurred when the 16-year-old's vehicle traveled into the southbound lane and into the path of Capt. Hazard's cruiser.
The impact caused Capt. Hazard's patrol car to rotate counterclockwise across the median and back into the northbound lane turning lane of U.S. Hwy. 43, striking Burnette's sedan in the driver's side.
Hazard was transported to Maury County Regional Hospital by personal occupancy vehicle and released. Officials said he was recovering at home Saturday.
The 16-year-old driver was cited for failing to yield.
A 12-year-old male in Burnette's vehicle was transported to Crockett Hospital for possible injuries.
No other injuries were reported, police said.
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