August 31, 2018 11:06:06 AM
An off-duty Columbus police officer was injured in a collision with a school bus Thursday afternoon.
The crash, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 69 at about 3 p.m. when the bus collided with the ATV the officer was driving.
The officer, Glenn Jenkins, has been taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
"He wound up with some broken ribs and little cut on his head, some small abrasions," Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said. "He's going to be fine. It's just going to be a little while."
Jenkins was the only individual injured in the crash. Shelton and City Public Information Officer Joe Dillon both confirmed there were no students on the bus at the time of the crash.
Shelton said that though the crash is still under investigation, it appears Jenkins had been crossing the road in an ATV when the collision occurred. While ATVs are not street legal in Columbus, Shelton said it is permissible to cross a street in them.
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