Officer Vehicle Struck

Location: Mohawk Blvd & Centennial Blvd
Date/Time: March 30, 2024 | 2027 Hours
More Information: Public Information Coordinator |
Completed By: Sgt. Kody Lane

Wilson, John Manuel 69 Year-Old Male | Springfield, OR

On March 30th, 2024 at approximately 2027hrs a Springfield Police Department Officer was parked in a patrol vehicle with the overhead lights activated to block off traffic while Springifeld Utility Board staff members were working to repair a water main break that had caused a large amount of flooding near the intersection of Mohawk Blvd and Centennial Blvd.

The officer was sitting in the vehicle with his K9 partner in the rear kennel area of the vehicle when a pick-up truck went through the intersection at approximately 40mph and crashed into the officer’s vehicle. The officer’s airbags deployed, and the vehicle sustained significant damage. The officer was transported to the hospital via ambulance and was later released. The officer’s K9 partner was evaluated for injuries and appeared to be unhurt.

The driver of the pickup was identified as John Manuel Wilson, who witnesses stated appeared to be looking down before traveling through the intersection. Wilson was arrested and charged with reckless driving.

Reckless Driving