Ga. Police Officer Critically Injured while Directing Traffic at Intersection

May 21, 2024
A Hampton police officer was directing traffic at an intersection near the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Henry County when the officer was struck by a vehicle.

By Rosana Hughes

Source The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Hampton police officer was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle while directing traffic Monday, according to officials.

Details are limited, but authorities told Channel 2 Action News that the incident took place in the area of Ga. 41 and Woolsey Road in Henry County. That intersection is near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was not clear what time the crash occurred.

The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and described as stable, police said.

Officials have not said if the driver of the vehicle that struck the officer stayed at the scene or if the person will face any charges.


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