Trooper goes back to work months after near fatal crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Trooper goes back to work months after near fatal crash

By Jamel Major - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Tennessee State Trooper is back on the job, months after surviving a hit and run crash.

For Trooper Anthony Sherron, the past few months have been all but easy, but he's glad to be back at work.

"It's a good feeling," Sherron said Monday. "I'm just anxious to get back on the road."

It's Sherron's first time returning to work after a driver ran him over. Sherron was struck last November while directing traffic at an accident scene. Investigators arrested Alexis Schwill, who now faces a number of charges, including vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

"She's telling everybody she didn't see me, and so I can't speak to that because I didn't see her hit me," Sherron said.

For the injured trooper, the road to recovery has been long.

"My left arm was broken in three places, so I got surgery, pins, and rods," he said. "I had to walk around with a brace on.  I just got that taken off about three weeks ago."

While Sherron has been placed on light duty at work, he has a lot to look forward to in the days ahead.

"Pretty much like office work," he said. "I'm not 100 percent where I can get out and patrol.  I'm still healing.  I'm about 85 to 90 percent."

Most importantly, Sherron hopes what happened to him will serve as an example of why motorists should be extra cautious behind the wheel.

"People just don't pay attention," he said. "It just takes a second.  If you can get over, move over, and if not, slow down."

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