Police Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision on Powers Ferry Road in North Fulton County, Georgia
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at wsbtv.com, a police officer was injured in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Powers Ferry Road in North Fulton County, Georgia. The officer was directing traffic at the time and was struck by a driver who did not stay at the scene.*
The accident happened on a weekday morning between Northside Drive and the Chattahoochee River on Powers Ferry. An unidentified police officer with the Sandy Springs Police Department was reportedly helping to direct traffic at One River Place, a local condominium complex. He was wearing his uniform but was off duty at the time.
The news report says that a turning vehicle ran into the officer, and the driver then fled the scene. WSB-TV states that the officer was injured in the collision, and emergency crews took him to a nearby hospital. He was said to be conscious and alert at the time of transport, but his current condition was not provided.
Officers are still trying to locate the driver involved and have released a description of the vehicle. The suspected vehicle is a red Toyota Camry or Toyota Corolla. A photo of the suspected vehicle is also posted to the WSB-TV website. It is a four-door sedan and was last seen traveling on Northside Drive. Anyone with information about this vehicle should contact police as soon as possible.
Sgt. Sam Worsham told reporters that this is a reminder that drivers need to “put the focus on driving and pay attention” because distracted driving and reckless driving can lead to tragedies.
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