Lindale Police Department speaks on auto-pedestrian crash involving officer

Lindale police speak on auto-pedestrian crash
Lindale police speak on auto-pedestrian crash
Updated: Jan. 2, 2019 at 6:09 PM CST
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According to police, Brennon Green was walking on Highway 69 North just before 7:00 a.m. when he was hit by a patrol car driven by Officer Trent Taylor.

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - A pedestrian struck by a Lindale police officer early Monday morning is now out of the hospital. According to police, 20-year old Brennon Green was walking on Highway 69 North just before 7:00 a.m. when he was hit by a patrol car driven by 39-year old Officer Trent Taylor.

While the investigation is still ongoing, police said dashcam video shows Brennon Green walking on the inside lane of Highway 69 right before he was struck by the patrol car.

“Watching the video, the officer was on top of him before he ever saw him due to the lighting conditions," Lieutenant Michael Lazarine said. "At the same time it was raining outside, and so visibility was making it just a little bit harder on top of that.”

It’s still unclear why the young man was walking in the roadway.

“At the time he was conscious but because of all the things that were going on we really couldn’t ask him a lot of questions to find out what brought him to that location," he said. "We haven’t spoken with him since so there’s a lot of information that we’re still trying to get.”

Lieutenant Lazarine said community members have expressed their concerns for the lighting conditions on Highway 69 because this isn’t the first time a pedestrian has been struck by a driver.

“We’ve had a couple over the last probably 2 or 3 years that have happened ironically and unfortunately they’ve all happened in the same area," he said.

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