Barnesville, GA (February 27, 2023) – A police officer was hurt in a pedestrian accident in Barnesville when he was dragged by a suspect who was being detained. On Saturday night, February 25.
According to Barnesville Police Department officials, the accident happened on Saturday night in an unknown area. Police confirmed that a Georgia police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a man named Caleb Hoover when they discovered that he had warrants out. Police attempted to get him to step out of his vehicle, but Hoover jumped back into his vehicle. Hoover and the officer struggled with each other as he attempted to remove the suspect from his vehicle. The officer was then dragged along with the vehicle and thrown to the ground.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The officer was injured as a result of the accident. He is expected to receive a full recovery from his injuries.
Police confirmed that the driver got away from deputies. However, his vehicle was later found on Turner Bridge Road. Police confirmed that Hoover has since been arrested.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officer injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia, as a whole, has been shown to be one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. Many pedestrians are seriously injured or even killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 320 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents within the state, and many others were injured. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Many individuals know what it feels like to become involved in a pedestrian accident. The unfortunate truth is that these accidents tend to lead to serious injuries, which include some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries can signal a long road to recovery, causing a victim to spend an extended period of time in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is important to understand your options. Speaking with our Atlanta-based personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet when you need it the most.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in Georgia pedestrian accidents over the years. The suffering that follows a pedestrian accident can leave you in one of the most difficult positions of your life. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system in Georgia. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you.
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