DEA Agent Crashes with Ambulance on Tara Blvd. in Clay County, Georgia
CLAY COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at ems1.com, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent’s vehicle collided with an ambulance on Tara Boulevard in Clay County, Georgia. The DEA agent is reportedly in critical condition following the crash, and the accident is under investigation. Little information regarding the crash has so far been released.*
The accident occurred during the afternoon at the intersection of Tara Boulevard and Main Street in Clay County. Fire officials and the news report indicate that a DEA task force agent was traveling northbound on Tara Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., while at the same time, an ambulance was traveling southbound on Tara Boulevard.
At the intersection with Main Street, the two vehicles somehow crashed into each other. The circumstances of the crash have not been reported at this time. It is not clear if the crash involved a left-hand turn or if one of the vehicles left its lane of travel and crossed into opposite traffic.
Clay County Fire Battalion Chief Laura Richardson reported that the DEA agent was injured in the crash and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. The agent, who has not been identified at this time by officials, is said to be in critical condition. It is not clear if he or she was alone in the vehicle.
In addition, Richardson said a firefighter who was riding in the ambulance sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. This firefighter was also not identified. Her injuries were described as “not critical.” It is not clear if the ambulance was transporting a patient at the time or was in the process of responding to a call.
The Clay County Police Department is investigating the accident and did not immediately disclose further information. No statement from the DEA was included in the report.
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