Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Hit by Police Vehicle in Gainesville, Georgia
GAINESVILLE, GA. – According to a news report posted at cbs46.com, a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a police vehicle in Gainesville, Georgia. Police say the officer involved in the incident was in the process of responding to a call and struck the pedestrian on Atlanta Highway.*
The incident occurred during the evening at an unknown location on Atlanta Highway. No cross street or mile marker was provided as a location for the accident. The Gainesville Police Department and CBS 46 report that a police officer was responding to a call regarding domestic violence and was en route to the location of the incident.
A pedestrian was reportedly in the roadway on Atlanta Highway, and the responding officer struck her with the police vehicle. It is not clear where in the roadway the pedestrian was at the time or whether she was inside of a crosswalk. The full details of the accident have not yet been reported.
CBS 46 reports that emergency responders arrived quickly at the scene and rendered aid, after which the pedestrian was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The pedestrian was identified only as a woman, and her injuries were said to be serious.
The officer who hit the pedestrian has not been identified, and the news report did not say whether he or she was injured. The Gainesville Police Department reportedly released a statement saying that the investigation was ongoing, and Georgia State Patrol would be handling the case. Troopers had not released additional information at the time of the CBS 46 report’s posting online.
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