UPDATE: Officer released from hospital after major accident

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 12:57pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:30pm

Hosptial officials tell KETK the officer has been released from the hospital tonight.


Officials say the squad car was hit while en route to the possible shooting on Garret Drive in Tyler.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

One man was ticketed for failure to control speed.

Traffic was temporarily blocked, but is now back to a normal flow.

There was no chase involved as earlier reported.


KETK crews confirm a major accident involving a police officer at the intersection of Broadway and Grande in Tyler.

Viewers report police were chasing a car in the vicinity of Broadway and Grande.

Traffic is being diverted at this time.

The cause of the wreck has not been released.

KETK has crews on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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