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Memphis police officer injured in crash is released from hospital

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(WMC-TV) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed that an off duty Memphis police officer was involved in a motorcycle accident in Madison County at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Officer Charles Morris, Jr., 57, was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 when he exited into the Welcome Center at mile marker 73. Upon exiting, Morris's 2009 Suzuki Bulavard struck a curb on the left side of the exit ramp leading into the center; flipping approximately three to four times.

Eye witness Jill Weatherford contacted Action News 5 and said that lots of people were in the right place at the right time. Weatherford also noted that several trained off-duty emergency responders including herself were on the scene within minutes.

"To think that we were all in the right place in the right time and able to be there and help him; it was a pretty amazing thing and it was good to know that it all unfolded in manner so that we could be there to help him and take care of him," said Weatherford.

Weatherford added that Officer Morris was alert the entire time as those good samaritans stayed by his side until he was airlifted from the scene.

Officer Morris was released from the hospital overnight.

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