Jasper police officer involved in automobile accident

A Jasper police officer is recovering after being involved in a near head on collision.

Authorities say that Lieutenant Austin Tidwell was responding to a call about a gunman inside a medical building.

The accident happened at the intersection of Viking Drive and Indiana Avenue.

Tidwell and the two people in the other vehicle were all taken to UAB Hospital, where they are being treated for non life threatening injuries.

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