A Starkville police officer was involved in an automobile accident today at 12:30 p.m. during what was believed to be a traffic stop on Garrard Road.
Officer Derek Nelson was transported to Oktibbeha County Hospital for observation after his vehicle hit a telephone pole and ran off an embankment causing the vehicle to roll over and flip.
Starkville Police Chief David Lindley confirmed Nelson suffered a concussion but no other serious injuries, and a neurologist will soon be monitoring him.
"It couldn't have been a worse place for him to run off the road. He hit a telephone and flipped over the shoulder of the road," Lindley said. "It looks like he is going to be OK, and that's the main concern. There was some discussion that he would either be transported to Jackson or Tupelo; they're doing that as a precaution."
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