Georgia State Patrol: Troopers hurt after DUI suspect, motorcyclist collide with patrol cars

Officials said a Georgia State Patrol trooper was hurt and a driver, suspected of DUI was hospitalized after a wreck near where Interstate 85 and Interstate 75 southbound merge. Later, an investigation trooper's vehicle was struck by a motorcyclist at the scene. 

The suspected impaired driver, officials said, was hospitalized at Atlanta Medical Center. The motorcyclist was hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital. Law enforcement officials provided no further update on their conditions. 

Officials said two troopers sustained injuries but were not hospitalized. 

Lt. W. Mark Riley, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, said a driver struck a patrol car in a construction zone on I-75 near the I-85 ramp. Officials said the trooper and a Motor Carrier Compliance Division both had emergency lights activated on their vehicles in a construction zone on the southbound ramp to I-85.

A tan Hyundai Accent struck the patrol car on the rear fender and door but continued forward to collide with the MCCD vehicle, officials said. 

The MCCD officer was not injured, Riley said.

While the crash was being investigated, an assisting trooper’s vehicle was struck by a motorcyclist.  This trooper was injured but not hospitalized.

The incidents happened at around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. 

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