When a vehicle breaks down, particularly at night, it can be hard for other motorists to see. Usually, hazard lights and head lights make it easy to be seen from a distance. Sometimes, these precautions cannot prevent an accident.
In McDuffie County, Georgia, a Georgia State Patrol officer was involved in an accident early Sunday morning.
The Georgia State Patrol Trooper’s car was hit by another motorist along I-20 at around 6 am.
The report shows that the trooper had been investigating a single-car accident near mile marker 171 on I-20 eastbound that morning. When the tow truck arrived, the trooper pulled his car, with lights and sirens on, across both lanes of the highway.
A Jeep Wrangler slowed as he approached the scene, and nearly stopped in the emergency lane of the highway. A Volvo tractor trailer that followed the Jeep did not slow down or stop. The front of the tractor trailer hit the side of the GSP car and the trailer impacted with the Jeep.
After the accident, the trooper reported headache pain on the right side of his head. He was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
The report further states that the driver of the Volvo tractor trailer claims that he did not see the trooper’s lights nor hear the siren. He did not realize that both lanes were blocked off. The driver of the Jeep gave a conflicting report. He said that he could see the lights from far away.
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