EMSH patient struck by car on Highway 19 North
PEDESTRIAN INJURED Emergency workers from Metro Ambulance and the Meridian Fire Department prepare Glenn Dancy for transport to Rush Foundation Hospital. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
From staff reports
April 5, 2002
Witnesses reported a man struck by a car Thursday on Highway 19 North had been darting in and out of traffic before the accident.
Capt. Jeff Lewis of the Meridian Police Department said 35-year-old Glenn Dancy, originally of Macon, was a patient at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Lewis said Dancy had broken bones and was transported to Rush Foundation Hospital, but that his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The accident occurred about 10 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Wal-Mart.
Dr. Zachary Operton, pastor at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, said he narrowly missed Dancy.
The Lincoln Town Car was then rear-ended by a Ford Explorer, a police officer at the scene said. Lewis said a passenger in the Lincoln sustained minor injuries.
Lewis said the injured pedestrian was apparently part of a group of patients and staff from East Mississippi State Hospital.
An accident reconstruction team from the Meridian Police Department is investigating.
Calls to East Mississippi State Hospital's public information office were not returned.