A Conyers, Georgia police officer was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries to his lower extremities following a crash on Thursday.
The accident occurred while a Conyers police vehicle operated by Officer Earrett Green was trying to cross an intersection with lights flashing.
A report from the Georgia State Patrol said it all happened at the intersection of Ga. 138 and Flat Shoals Road.
According to preliminary investigations, the patrol vehicle “failed to use due regard” while going through the intersection. Reports allege that Green drove through a red light.
A Ford F-250 that was heading south on the highway was said to be approaching a green traffic signal when Green drove through.
The officer allegedly failed to clear the intersection before crossing the traffic lanes.
As a consequence, the front of the Ford smashed into the front passenger side of the patrol car. Following the collision, the patrol vehicle spun and hit a 2000 Mazda Protege.
The motorist in the Ford suffered minor injuries and was taken to Piedmont Rockdale while the driver of the Mazda was uninjured.
A GSP spokesperson declined to give details about the call to which Green was responding. Instead, they directed questions to Conyers police.
Conyers police spokesperson Lt. Kim Lucas said the officer was going to assist a colleague handling a domestic incident when the crash occurred.
She said he was released from the hospital later on Thursday.
The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and will handle the investigation give the nature of the injuries sustained in the crash.
Full incident reports are expected at a later date.
If you suffer injuries in a Georgia crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Seek advice from a Georgia car accident lawyer.