Georgia State Patrol Vehicle Crashes During a High-Speed Pursuit
CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on fox5atlanta.com, a Georgia State Patrol vehicle crashed in a ditch after pursuing a suspect operating a motorcyclist in Clayton County, Georgia.*
The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that the Georgia State Patrol clocked a motorcyclist driving 78 MPH in a 55 MPH zone along State Route 3 by Talmadge Road in Clayton County. The GSP stated that the trooper turned on their emergency lights. However, the motorcyclist refused to stop for the trooper.
The motorcyclist then sped down a few county roads before the biker struck a guardrail along Noah's Ark Road. According to Georgia State Police, their troopers immediately exited their patrol vehicles, drew their weapons, and then ordered the motorcyclist to put their hands up. However, the motorcyclist resumed fleeing law enforcement by heading southbound on South Main Street and into oncoming traffic.
The Georgia State Troopers continued their chase, and one of the leading GSP cruisers struck two other motor vehicles. One of the GSP vehicles crashed into a ditch while trying to navigate a turn. The Georgia State Troopers had at least one of their GSP vehicles towed from a ditch. According to the report, the motorcyclist was able to elude police.
This accident news story is developing. Additional information will be provided at a later date. The Georgia State Police will continue the motor vehicle accident investigation. The accident scene was shut down for several hours as emergency crews and Georgia State Police managed the accident and assisted the injured victims. There are no more facts concerning the accident. Accident witnesses are asked to provide information that can assist local law enforcement in their investigation of the GSP crash.
Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes. To learn more about our injury prevention programs, please visit iridesafe.com. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or a family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.
Montlick Injury Attorneys
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Hours: Open Today · Open 24 hours
Plus Code: RMH6+38 Atlanta, Georgia, USA