OWU Basketball player Caroline Welker was hit by a cop car at 12:21 AM...this is that video

Sports Grid points out that junior Ohio Wesleyan University basketball player Caroline Welker was struck by a Delaware police cruiser early Thanksgiving morning. Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski has released a statement:

“In the time since the incident that occurred on 11-28-13 at 12:21 AM, our primary concern has been for the continued recovery and health of Caroline Welker. As protectors of the public, it is extremely upsetting that she was injured. The officer involved, Mark Jackson, has been cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Ofc. Jackson is a hard working and dedicated officer, serving with the Delaware Police Department for ten years.

“Ofc. Jackson acted appropriately after the incident. He immediately called for a medic and rendered first aid. He fully cooperated with the investigation. Pursuant to standard procedure, a urine sample was collected for analysis, the results of which are still pending. We do not anticipate that alcohol or drugs were any way involved in this incident. He does have a previous caution and counseling for a crash that occurred on Nov. 26, 2013.”

"I have a concussion, and I'm really sore. But thankfully no broken bones," Caroline said.

Officer Jackson was en route to a disturbance call at The Jug when the accident happened. He waived his court appearance and paid a $135 fine.

Dashcam video of the hit has now been released.



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