GLENDALE, OH (FOX19) - A police officer of the Village of Glendale is home from the hospital after getting hit by a vehicle on Friday night.
Officer Delow Williams was released from the hospital Saturday night around 9 p.m. According to Glendale Police, he now faces a long road of rehab and doctor's appointments, but is expected to fully recover.
The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of Congress Ave. and E Sharon Rd. Officer Williams was directing traffic at the scene of a crash in the southbound lane of Congress Avenue when a 2003 GMC pickup, operated by Johnny McCoy, 49, of College Hill, was traveling southbound. McCoy failed to stop as he approached Officer Williams, and hit him with the front of his truck.
McCoy was not injured in the incident, but police say that alcohol and drugs were factors in this crash. Charges against McCoy have been filed.
According to the Glendale Police Department, Officer Williams is the longest tenured officer with the department, having served 21 years. He had previously been chief of the department.