South Fulton Police Cruiser Involved in Crash that Killed Three
SOUTH FULTON, GA- The ajc.com writes that a work van and a police cruiser were involved in a collision on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Reports indicate that the officer was in pursuit of a stolen Mercedes Bens at the time of the accident.*
The officer was driving on Ga. 138 eastbound towards Union City. At about 9:40 in the evening, the cruiser reached Interstate 85 and struck a work van that was turning left from the interstate onto Ga 138.
The police say that the work van entered the patrol vehicle’s path and the police vehicle hit the van’s left side which caused the van to roll onto its roof. The vehicle then caught fire. The officer’s vehicle also started on fire and was severely burning.
Three people who were traveling in the work van died at the scene of the crash. The police have not released the names of the victims.
Police vehicles that are responding to emergencies are at a greater risk of being involved in a crash than when they are not in pursuit or rushing to the scene of an emergency. Interestingly, the same does not hold true forother emergency responders including fire trucks and ambulances.
When emergency vehicles are traveling with their lights flashing and sirens on, vehicles are required to move to the side of the road andallow these vehicles to pass. Emergency vehicles often drive at high speeds when there is an emergency, which could increase the chances of them being involved in a crash. Drivers should becautiouswhen they see the lights or hear the sirens.
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