A police officer with the Sandy Springs police suffered injuries in a Metro Atlanta crash that took place on the night of Sunday, April 18. It was reported to the authorities at around 9:30 p.m.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the officer was traveling along the GA 400 at the time of the crash. He was in the process of pursuing and stopping a speeding driver. The officer had apparently stopped the driver but the driver fled which led to a high-speed pursuit.
As both vehicles drew close to the Interstate 285 interchange, the fleeing driver made a rapid change of lanes. This caused the officer to lose control of his vehicle. The officer’s patrol vehicle then collided near the interchange.
Once the crash was called in, first responders and paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash. Police officers from both the Sandy Springs Police and the Atlanta Police Department also responded to the scene of the accident. The officer was transported to an area hospital. His injuries are reported as non-life-threatening and he is reported to be in a stable condition.
GSP and the local police departments continue to investigate the incident. Authorities have not yet identified the officer involved in the Metro Atlanta crash. Details regarding the suspect who was being pursued are also scarce at this point. It isn’t clear whether the suspect vehicle has been apprehended by the police.
If the suspect is subsequently apprehended, he is likely to face multiple charges for having caused the crash. In addition to these, the department may also have a claim for damages in lieu of the vehicular damage and injuries of the officer. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can offer best advice on how the claims process would work in a crash like this.