Atlanta Police Officer Working an Accident on I-75 is Struck By a Car
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - A news article published on fox5atlanta.com reports that the Atlanta Police Department wants all drivers to see the body camera video of an officer struck by a car. The video shows an officer working an accident scene on the shoulder of Interstate 75 getting struck by a vehicle. The Atlanta Police Department stated that the body camera video illustrates the need for motorists to obey Georgia's Move Over Law.
The victim, a nine-year Atlanta Police Department veteran, remains on leave nearly two weeks after he was struck by a car. According to the report, the accident occurred just after the morning rush hour. The officer was taking photographs and documenting a separate accident scene on the shoulder of the interstate prior to the crash.
The Atlanta Police Department determined that the oncoming motor vehicle was "traveling too fast for the wet conditions and lost control" as the vehicle approached the crash scene. The motorist who collided with the officer received a citation for driving too fast for conditions.
Georgia's Move Over Law has been in effect for over 18 years.
The Atlanta Police Department reminds drivers of Georgia's Move Over Law, which was made to prevent these types of accidents. Georgia's Move Over Law requires drivers to move over one lane when approaching emergency vehicles that are stopped along the side of the road if possible. If not, motor vehicles that cannot move over must reduce their speed so that they can stop immediately. Moreover, Georgia's Move Over Law pertains to all emergency vehicles parked along the side of the road. About five years ago, utility crews were added to the law.
We Know What It Takes To Win!™
If you have been injured or lost a family member due to a negligent driver, contact Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident for over 38 years. Our trial attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our personal injury clients through negotiated settlements, litigation/lawsuits, settlement of lawsuits, jury verdicts, mediation, and arbitration awards.
Please visit our read Montlick & Associates reviews to see what our clients have to say about our commitment to exceptional service.
No matter where you are located, our Product Liability Attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.