Update, 7/30/20: An earlier version of this article stated that “the Gulfport Police have asked that we not release the name of the officer” who caused the accident. This was a miscommunication between Gabber editorial staff and the GPD. The article has been updated to reflect the name of the officer and the statement released by the GPD shortly afterward.
Shore Boulevard South, one of Gulfport’s most bustling roadways, was the scene of a police-caused vehicular accident on July 16.
At about 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16, Gulfport Police Officer Selena Ramos was exiting the Gulfport Beach parking lot in her cruiser and hit a black Kia Soul, rendering it inoperable.
Gulfport Police Sergeant Jesse Kellington confirmed that the Gulfport police officer caused the accident.
Although the Gulfport Fire Department sent a rescue truck to the scene, the truck did not take any of the parties involved to the hospital.
On Tuesday, June 21, Sergeant Jesse Kellington emailed the Gabber the following statement:
“On 7/16/20 after assisting another officer with arrest on warrant call at the beach front, Ofc. Ramos was involved in a slow speed crash. While exiting the parking lot Ofc. Ramos accidentally struck a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Shore Blvd. S. There were no injuries reported as a result of the crash. Ofc. Ramos was found to be at fault and issued a traffic citation for failure to yield.”