A Sergeant at the Shelby County Jail
was hurt today when her
car was hit by a Memphis Fire Department truck on an emergency call in south-east Shelby County.The crash sent her
and four firefighters to the hospital.Traffic investigators say Cheryl Bernard, 50, an employee at the Shelby County Jail since 1982, remains at the Regional Medical Center.
One firefighter is also still there recovering from his
injuries.Both are in non-critical condition.
Investigators say Ms. Bernard
was traveling south on Ross Road just after eleven this morning.As her
car entered the intersection at Holmes Road, a Memphis Fire Department truck traveling west, hit her
red Honda.The truck was on a call and the emergency lights and siren were operating.
The driver of the fire truck swerved to miss Ms. Bernard
,s vehicle but hit the front of her
car.The fire truck then veered off the road and into a ditch.Ms. Bernard
was issued a traffic citation for failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.