A police officer in DeKalb County was taken to a local hospital after an early-morning accident on July 25. A female jogger was also taken to a hospital following the accident. Here’s what happened, according to police reports.
The officer was responding to a call of a downed tree just before 7:30 a.m. As he was traveling down a local road, a vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of his cruiser. The officer swerved to avoid a collision with that vehicle and, as a result, struck a pedestrian who was in a marked crosswalk.
The officer then continued on, running into a house at the intersection of Chamblee Tucker and Brown Roads. A homeowner was inside of the residence at the time but did not sustain any injuries. The 66-year-old jogger was transported to a local hospital in critical condition as a result of her injuries. The officer was also transported to a hospital in critical condition, but was later upgraded to stable condition.
The driver of the vehicle attempting to make a left turn remained at the scene of the accident to give a statement to investigators. It was unclear at the time of reporting if any charges would be filed as a result of the investigation.
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