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Police Officer Severely Injured in Crash in Conyers, Georgia


March 21, 2020

CONYERS, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a police officer suffered severe injuries in a collision that took place at the intersection of Flat Shoals Road and GA-138 in Conyers. The incident occurred in the late morning when the 29-year-old man was using his flashing lights when he traveled through a red traffic signal and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup truck.*

The patrol vehicle then spun and struck a Mazda Protégé. The officer sustained severe lower extremity injuries. Responders transported him to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. The driver operating the pickup truck also suffered injuries and was rushed to the Piedmont Rockdale medical facility. 

At the time of the wreck, the officer was responding to another officer’s call for backup at the site of a domestic call. Police stated that the crash is still under investigation. 

More police officers die in vehicle crashes and pedestrian incidents than in any other job-related incident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these officers could prevent many of these deaths by wearing a seatbelt and slowing down. Sometimes these collisions are also the result of officers experiencing tunnel vision while trying to respond to a call. The stress involved in the job can lead to these issues. Distractions also impact officer safety, and using electronic devices or mobile data terminals puts police officers and others at risk. 

Every year, about 64 officers are killed in motor vehicle incidents. The CDC states that these crashes are preventable causes of officer deaths. Police work is inherently dangerous, but crashes caused more deaths than the violent risks faced by police officers during each year reviewed by the CDC except for 2016. 

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Sources:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/conyers-police-officer-seriously-injured-crash/4ZAALFG3XJHY5BCYNDHDXSCLPI/ and https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/leo/default.html

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