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Posted: Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:20AM

Paducah Officer Injured

A Paducah police officer was flown to an Evansville hospital following an early morning accident. According to WPSD-TV, Officer Austin Guill was injured when a mini-van ran a stop sign a the intersection of 7th and Madison Streets, in the Lowertown area, and struck the officer's cruiser. The driver of the van allegedly fled the scene but was apprehended a short distance away.

The accident occurred just after 3:00am Wednesday morning. The report indicates that Officer Guill was transported to Deaconess Hospital for treatment of abdominal and lower body injuries.

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