CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A crash involving multiple cars ended with a Clayton County Police officer injured and recovering in the hospital Sunday morning.
The accident happened Saturday evening near a WalMart located near the intersection of GA-85 and Lamar Hutcheson Parkway.
Clayton County Police said the officer was responding to a priority one emergency call. As he was going through the intersection, his patrol car was struck by a minivan, causing him to spin into oncoming traffic and hit a second vehicle head-on.
The officer and other drivers were transported to local hospitals with injuries authorities believe are non-life threatening. Clayton County Fire told FOX 5 everyone hospitalized is in stable condition.
The crash happened in front of Thomas Holloway's workplace around 5:30 p.m. He said people swarmed the scene after a loud boom.
"I hope the police officer is alright because that would be devastating to have a police officer hurt [and]
injured, and he can’t patrol anything," said Holloway. "I was kind of upset a little bit."
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