Officer Struck by Vehicle While Responding to Accident in Clayton County, GA
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – As reported online in a news story from wsbtv.com, a police officer was struck by a vehicle while responding to the scene of an accident on January 28 in Clayton County, Georgia. The officer’s name has not been released, but he is reportedly recovering at home after being treated at a local hospital.*
Sometime in the early morning hours of January 28 — it is not clear what time — a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 75 in Clayton County. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-75, near CW Grant Parkway. The make and model of the vehicle involved in this collision was not reported, and the pedestrian’s identity was not released.
Authorities in Clayton County were called to the scene to investigate. While on scene, a police officer was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle driver traveled into the accident scene and hit the officer before stopping. No description of the vehicle was released, and the driver has not been identified.
The officer sustained injuries, and emergency crews took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. His injuries were said to be non-life threatening, and the officer was later released from the hospital. His name has not been reported. Officials say he is still recovering from the incident.
It is not clear if the driver who hit the officer was injured. Authorities did not say whether this person was cited or charged in connection with the incident. All traffic on northbound I-75 was diverted onto Interstate 285 West while investigation continued for both collisions. No additional information has been reported at this time.
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