Georgia has had its share of winter weather, with events occurring in December and most recently last week. While your best bet in such weather is to stay at home, there are times when getting out and driving is unavoidable. If you must drive, take it slowly and do not try to accelerate or stop too quickly. Always avoid using cruise control in inclement conditions including ice, snow, and rain. Keep in mind that while you may drive on ice and snow well, other people may not. Always look and steer in the direction that you want to go. Doing all of these can help you to arrive safely in icy and snowy conditions and avoid accidents. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on an Atlanta Police officer injured in an ice-related car accident.
Atlanta Police Officer Kwaneeta Smith was released from the hospital last Thursday after being involved in a car accident on Wednesday.
Smith was working another accident and was standing in the median of Lenox Road when a vehicle turning from the GA-400 off-ramp struck a parked SUV. The SUV then slid into officer Smith, knocking her to the ground.
Smith briefly got on the radio before a witness came forward to aid her and called for help.
She was treated and released from Grady Memorial Hospital. Smith has been with the APD since 2010.
The person responsible for the accident was cited for failing to maintain lane.
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