Atlanta Police Officer Runs Stop Sign, Kills Man on Scooter
ATLANTA, GA. – (ajc.com) According to an online news report from ajc.com, an Atlanta police officer ran a stop sign hitting and killing a man riding a scooter.*
The incident occurred at the intersection of Newcastle Street and Washington Place. Officer Ryan Chandler, 24, of the Atlanta Police Department reportedly ran the stop sign at the intersection and ran into a man who was on a motorized scooter. Chandler was not using emergency lights at the time.
The man, who has not been identified, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with critical injuries and was pronounced dead. Chandler was not injured but was taken to the hospital.
Georgia State Patrol is investigating the collision and has not yet released additional information. The state patrol will work in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department on the investigation. It is not clear whether charges will be filed against Chandler.
Atlanta is located in Fulton County, Georgia (though a portion of it extends into DeKalb County). Fulton County has an estimated population of more than 1 million. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County saw a significant increase in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100.
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