clear
Friday May 22nd, 2015 12:13PM

Officer in stable condition after traffic accident

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville Police said one of their own was in stable condition Friday afternoon following a traffic accident at a busy intersection in town.

Police Corporal Joe Britte said the female officer was hurt in the crash at the intersection of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways around 1:00 p.m. He said she was turning right onto Jewell from Butler.

"An oncoming vehicle, which was a Chevrolet Avalanche, collided with the patrol vehicle as the patrol vehicle was responding to a panic alarm," Britte said.

Britte said the driver of the Avalanche did not require treatment. The officer was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

He said the initial panic alarm was handled.

"Yes, another officer diverted to the call and responded to it successfully," Britte said.

The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Mobile home on Friendship Rd. destroyed by fire
A family of three has been displaced by an early morning fire at their home on Friendship Road in south Hall County.
10:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
Alabama to join 'SEC primary' in 2016 presidential race
Alabama lawmakers have voted to join the ``SEC primary'' as southern states band together to try to get more attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls.
8:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and call...
11:23PM ( 12 hours ago )
Former Hall employee arrested on meth-related charges
Hall County authorities have arrested a now former Hall County Parks Maintenance Supervisor on drug charges.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:46PM ( 15 hours ago )
VIDEO: Law enforcement gears up for holiday weekend, boating season
Rangers from a host of law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the busy Memorial Day weekend out on the various waterways in Georgia; the holiday marks the unofficial beginning to the summer boating season.
6:01PM ( 18 hours ago )