Woman crashes into two Metro Police cruisers

Monday, December 28, 2009 at 12:00pm

Two Metro Police officers involved in a car crash Sunday evening were released this morning from Vanderbilt University Medical Center with simple soreness, according to police officials.

Field Training Officer Ted Woosley and Sgt. Mickey Yentes were driving in separate police cruisers when they collided with a 2003 Toyota Prius at 9:35 p.m. on Bell Road near Smith Springs Road in Antioch.

The officers were traveling toward Percy Priest Dam when the Prius driver, Josette Amsilli, 55, in the oncoming lane crossed the center line and struck Woosley's vehicle head-on in the front driver's side area, police said.

The woman’s car went into a spin and then struck Yentes, who was following Woosley, on the front passenger's side.

Both officers and the woman were taken to VUMC with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no indication that illegal drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident, police spokesperson Kristin Mumford said.

“They have taken a blood sample from her” she said. “She did state she was on over-the-counter cold medication, but no charges have been filed at this time.”

It's not clear whether the officers will be back on duty tonight or go on administrative duty, Mumford said.