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Bedford Police Officer Injured In Crash

Last updated on Sunday, November 18, 2012

(BEDFORD) - An on-duty Bedford police officer suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a two-car crash Friday afternoon.

According to a Bedford Police Department report, 29-year-old Bedford Police officer Anthony Wray, of Bedford, was driving a city-owned 2007 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car west on 16th Street at 5 p.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, Stephanie K. Bailey, 39, Williams, driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, was stopped at a stop sign on Clinic Drive, waiting to turn left onto 16th Street.

Traffic was backed up in the right lane of 16th Street. The patrol car was in the left lane.
Bailey told police that a driver in the right lane stopped just short of Clinic Drive and waved her to pull out.

According to Wray, Bailey and a witness at the scene, the Grand Prix pulled out in front of the patrol car, and the two vehicles collided.

Wray was injured when the center console of the Ford, which held a police radio, broke free and hit him in the head. He suffered a laceration and was taken by an IU Health Bedford Hospital ambulance to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Because Wray is a city employee he was given a portable breath test, which showed he had not been drinking.

Bailey was issued a traffic ticket for failing to yield the right of way. She was not injured in the crash.

The Bedford Fire Department assisted.

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