Smyrna Law Enforcement Officer Hurt in I-75 Accident in Myrna, Georgia
SMYRNA, GEORGIA - An accident news article published on fox5atlanta.com states that the Smyrna Police warned Georgia motorists about the necessity to obey Georgia's "Move-over Law" following a tragic collision on Interstate-75.*
The Smyrna Police Department published photographs of a recent collision involving one of its police officer's patrol vehicles that were struck by a driver who failed to obey Georgia's Move Over Law.
According to law enforcement officials, the Saturday night crash occurred when a police officer pulled over onto the shoulder of I-75 to assist a driver whose vehicle broke down on the interstate. The officer turned on his emergency lights and remained in his patrol vehicle while he called in additional police units to assist in moving the car to a safe area.
At that moment, another vehicle rear-ended the officer's patrol vehicle, totaling both the automobiles. No one sustained life-threatening injuries. However, there were injuries in the crash.
Law enforcement officials are asking drivers to obey Georgia's Move Over Law. The law requires drivers to move over one traffic lane when safe, if an emergency motor vehicle is on the shoulder with its emergency lights, turned on. If traffic is too busy to move over one lane away from the emergency vehicle, the driver must significantly slow down and be ready to stop.
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