Ice Blamed for Office-Involved Accident
A police officer in Atlanta was sent to the hospital last week after she was hit by a car that lost control near Lenox Square Mall. The officer sustained injuries, but was able to radio for help.
According to reports, the officer was on Lenox Road working an accident. She was in the median, standing next to a parked SUV. A driver exiting the Ga. 400 ramp did not negotiate the turn properly due to road conditions and struck the SUV. The SUV then slid into the officer, who fell to the ground. The officer was able to radio for help before a witness stopped to assist her.
The officer was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and was reported to be in a great deal of pain. She was listed in stable condition the following morning. The driver of the vehicle that struck the SUV was cited with failing to maintain a lane.
According to the Atlanta Police Department’s Twitter feed, the department handled 93 calls of traffic accidents since midnight that night. They were urging drivers to stay off the roads due to the ice and snow. The department reported that there had been seven injuries as a result of the accidents, included among the injured were two of their own officers.
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