Police Officer Involved and Injured in Southwest Atlanta Car Accident

On Monday, February 7, 2011, a two-car crash occurred in Southwest Atlanta around 2:45 p.m. The collision involved an Atlanta police officer's unmarked car and a sport utility vehicle on Lee Street in between White Oak Avenue and Donnelly Avenue.

According to Atlanta police officials, the police car was reporting to a call to assist a fellow officer. The police car was unmarked, but did have its lights and sirens on. According to witnesses, an SUV was hit by the police car as it was attempting to make a turn on Lee Street in the 1100 block in southwest Atlanta.

The police officer involved in this Atlanta car crash was injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for medical care. His condition remains unknown at this time. The driver of the SUV and three passengers were injured, including a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old. The four victims in the SUV also were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for their injuries. They all were reported to be in stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery.

Many news helicopters were on the scene to report this accident, especially since one of Atlanta's own police officers was involved in the crash. The coverage showed medics treating the injuries at the scene and then taking the five injured victims to the hospital followed by a number of police cars.

The police officer's name has not been released at this time, nor have those of the other injured victims in the SUV. The crash is still under investigation to determine who is at fault and if there will be any charges filed in this case.

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