Officer Crashes Into Pole
An officer with the Atlanta Police was injured on February 21 when his cruiser struck a power pole. The car then traveled down a wooded embankment before coming to a rest.
According to details of the accident, the officer was driving along Joseph E. Boone, responding to a call of a stolen vehicle. The cruiser lost traction on a curve near Westchester Boulevard. The cruiser left the roadway, hit a power pole and then slid down the embankment. Pictures released of the scene show the police car nose-first in bushes and brush.
The accident left more than 1,000 customers without power in the area and resulted in Joseph E. Boone being blocked to traffic. It didn’t take long for power to be restored according to Georgia Power. The officer was taken from the scene to Grady Memorial Hospital and was listed in stable condition. The officer reportedly complained of head and back pain. He returned to the scene after he was released to gather belongings.
People who rely on MARTA for transportation were affected by delays.
No other people were involved in the accident and it was not clear whether the officer would be facing any sort of disciplinary action for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.
If you have been involved in an accident in Atlanta that resulted in a head injury, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and property damage suffered. Reach out to our team today for more information about your legal rights.