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October 7, 2022

Forsyth, GA – Two Officers Injured in Pedestrian Accident During Arrest on Russel Pkwy 

Forsyth, GA (October 7, 2022) – Two officers sustained injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place at a hotel in Forsyth on Thursday evening, October 6. 

According to local officials, the accident happened around 8:22 p.m. in Forsyth. Police were initially called to the scene of a domestic dispute that took place at the Union Hill Apartments in the area. Two officers, identified as David Asbell and Officer McCune, arrested a male suspect. They discovered that a woman who was involved in the case had an active warrant and followed her to the LaQuinta Inn on Russel Parkway. 

Police attempted to make an arrest on the suspect, identified as Autumn Thomas. As she got in her vehicle with her child, she attempted to drive off and slammed into the officers who were trying to stop her. She knocked both of the officers onto the ground with her vehicle and then sped away from the scene. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The two officers were rushed to local hospitals for treatment but they are expected to be okay. They have since been released from the hospitals. 

Deputies were able to track down the suspect involved in the accident. She was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on police officers but more charges are still expected. 

The investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

We offer our thoughts and prayers to the recovering officers at this time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that occur in the state of Georgia every year. Hundreds of people are killed as a result of pedestrian accidents each year within the state. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 322 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia. Pedestrian accidents are typically so severe because pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. If you have sustained losses due to a pedestrian accident, it is important that you have help from an attorney on your side. 

Where do you turn after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault? If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. There are many serious injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents, including the following: 

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis

You have options after an accident and should speak with a dedicated Forsyth personal injury lawyer in your time of need. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you after a pedestrian accident that has turned your life upside-down. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on both physical and financial levels. Having our experienced and knowledgeable help on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected in your time of need. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Forsyth at (888) 688-1924 for more information on your available options at this time. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.