Courtney Barnes just scored what’s been dubbed the interview of the year.
Jackson State University campus police was pursuing a man in an SUV on June 8 when the man driving the vehicle struck a Jackson Police Department officer’s patrol car.
According to reports, the suspect is still on the run as of Wednesday, June 10.
[quote_box_center]From The Clarion-Ledger: The driver of the SUV fled the scene of the accident. A vehicle was in the process of being towed when the driver disobeyed the officer and left the scene, Assistant Chief of Campus Security Lindsey Horton said. JSU is working to determine if the driver is a current student, WAPT reported.[/quote_box_center]
The officer involved in the incident is said to be recovering.
Barnes’ dramatic recount of the car accident has gone viral with more than 1.5 million views, and lots of people agreed the “green-haired eyewitness” gave “the perfect interpretation!”:
[quote_box_center]“The police officer got behind the man and started going so fast his car started spinning out of control,” Barnes said. “Girl, he hit the poll. His head went to one side and his body went to the other side and this is the result. Lord, be with this young man. He needs a blessing.”
“The police officer was merging towards the front and the car gunned a little right … and it was a full twist about and the police car just twist around like a tornado, girl,” Barnes explained. “And the Lord just shook it up and the man just got injured.”[/quote_box_center]
You can watch Barnes’ full account of the accident in the video below.
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