Morris & Dean
Free Initial Consultation 706-847-4086
Se Habla EspaƱol
View Our Practice Areas

Georgia car accidents: Officer injured in crash

Driving while intoxicated, texting while driving, or falling asleep at the wheel are all reasons that could be contributed to negligent driving. When negligent drivers get behind the wheel, they could cause car accidents that not only put their lives at risk but the lives of everyone else on the roadway. A Georgia police officer was recently injured in an accident at the hands of an alleged negligent driver.

According to police reports, the officer had stopped his car in the median between I-85N and I-285E. The driver who caused the collision crossed the median, striking the police car. The force of the impact spun the patrol car around, causing it to hit the guardrail. Officials believe the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Authorities did not release the details of the victim's or the driver's injuries. However, both were taken to an area hospital. The officer is listed as being in stable condition. The driver has since been charged with failure to maintain a lane.

Because of the injuries he suffered, the officer may consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver who was responsible for the crash. If his claim successfully proves negligence on behalf of that driver, he could then receive monetary damages that could help pay for medical bills and any other financial expenses related to the collision. Similarly, any Georgia residents injured in car accidents may consult experienced personal injury attorneys to learn more about their options in regards to filing claims.

Source:, "Driver asleep at wheel hits College Park patrol car on I-85N", Tiffany McCall, May 29, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us for the Help you Deserve Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Us for the Help
you Deserve Today

Office Location

101 East Crawford Street
Suite #300
Dalton, GA 30720

Phone: 706-847-4086
Fax: 706-229-4363
Map & Directions

LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION 10 Best American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Avvo Legal Easier Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers default.htmlistinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell|Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standard And Legal Avvo Rating 10.0 Jerrrey Jerome Top Attorney Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | gold / 2018