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Man Seriously Injured After Being Run Over by Police Officer

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 10:53 am
Author: Brandon Shanahan - KCII News

A man laying in the street in Fairfield was struck by a police truck.

Just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday, David Thomas, a Fairfield police officer, was heading south on South 5th Street and was turning east onto West Tyler Avenue and did not see 27-year-old Michael Lawson of Fairfield laying on the ground. Lawson was then transported by an ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City with serious injuries. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Lawson was under the influence of drugs or medication at the time of the incident. The accident is still under investigation.