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Two critically injured in crash involving police officer

On April 1, a chain-reaction car accident started by a veteran police officer critically injured two people in Georgia. The crash occurred just before 5:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County.

According to local media reports, an officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department was driving his police cruiser north on I-85 when he rear-ended a Kia Sorento. The force of the collision caused the Kia to rear-end a Hyundai Elantra ahead of it. Because the accident occurred on a hill, the police cruiser then rolled backward and collided with a Chevy Silverado behind it.

The officer, who is a 22-year veteran of the police force, was critically injured in the accident and transported to the ICU of Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville for treatment. The driver of the Kia, a 33-year-old woman, was also critically hurt and transported to the same hospital for emergency care. Both patients were later listed in stable condition. The driver of the Hyundai, a 21-year-old woman, was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Chevy, a 31-year-old man, was not injured in the accident. The crash is under investigation by the Gwinnett County Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit.

Rear-end car accidents are often caused by distracted driving or other negligent driving behaviors. Victims who are injured by a negligent driver could have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for damages. A successful suit might help injured victims obtain a settlement that pays for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property loss and other crash-related damages. Victims may learn more about their legal options by consulting with an attorney.

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post, "Two in critical condition after Monday's multi-vehicle accident on I-85," Isabel Hughes, April 2, 2019

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