Conyers police officer released from hospital after being injured during chase

UPDATE: The Conyers Police Department says the police officer, who has been with the department since 2023, has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. They are not releasing the officer's name at this time. 


A Conyers police officer was injured Tuesday morning during a chase involving a stolen vehicle, according to the Conyers Police Department.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, officers were pursuing a gold Hyundai Elantra, driven by a 16-year-old, that had been reported stolen on Interstate 20 East.

The juvenile exited the interstate at the Georgia 20 exit where he rear-ended a motorist at the top of the ramp. An officer involved in the pursuit lost control of his vehicle at the top of the ramp and struck at motorist and another police vehicle.

The officer was injured in the crash. He was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital. It was reported earlier that he is stable. 

The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Grady. His exact condition is unknown.

The name of the teenager has not been released.