Update: Longview Police officer in stable condition after wreck

Update: Longview Police officer in stable condition after wreck
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:58pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 6:14pm

The Longview Police Department has released more information in this incident.

On April 19, 2012 at 6:07 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to an Accident with Injuries at the intersection of McCann Road and West Loop 281. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Longview Police Officer Jose Montalvo had been responding to a call on the west side of town with his lights and siren on.

As he entered the intersection, he was hit by a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Aaron Matte Hoecher of Kilgore. The impact sent Officer Montalvo's patrol car several yards down an embankment on the northwest side of the intersection. Officer Montalvo was transported to Longview Regional Medical Center with non lifethreatening injuries. Hoescher and a passenger in his vehicle were taken by private car to another health care facility. At this time no charges have been filed against the driver of the Dodge truck but the accident remains under investigation.

Officer Montalvo was admitted to the hospital for observation, and is in stable condition.

A Longview Police officer is in the hospital after a truck struck the patrol car he was in on Loop 281 at McCann Road in Longview.

Witnesses say the truck t-boned the patrol car, sending it into the air and into a nearby ditch, at about 5:30 pm Thursday.

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital as well.

There's no word at ths time on whether charges will be filed agains the driver of the truck.

No names have been released at this time.

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I was a witness to this accident, it happened right in front of me. The police officer was headed northbound on McCann Road with lights & sirens going. The truck was in the far lane headed west on Loop 281, with a green light. From where they both were coming from there was no way that truck could have seen the cop coming. The officer slowed slightly but not nearly enough for the risk he was taking by running the red light across a major intersection. The truck driver should not be at fault

dude i was right there infront of the accident also in a green uplander we were going the same direction as the white truck how the hell did we see the officer and EVERY OTHER car at that time was stopped but the white truck. several witnesses saw and heard the white truck accelerate... everyone clearly saw the cop but the guy that hit the cop, the cop slowed down to every bit of 5mph taking precaution you sir are a retard and clearly dont know what you saw

I too saw this incident and believe both parties were not at fault...the police officer could not see the truck and the truck could not see or probably hear the police officer's sirens. It is a horrible accident and thank God everyone is okay. Remember, these are people we are talking about and putting the blame on one or the other is not necessary as either party could not see the other. It is a bad intersection that had the perfect storm set up for this accident.


When is the last time you heard of a wreck where THE OFFICER was at fault? righr...nuff said

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