Three people, including a Floyd County police officer, were sent to Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center late Thursday night after a two-vehicle wreck on Martha Berry Highway involving a Floyd County police cruiser.
The incident occurred near Schroeder’s New Deli on U.S.27.
According to Cpl. Joe Stephens with the Georgia State Patrol:
A dark blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck apparently pulled out of Schroeder’s and into the path of Floyd County police officer Michael Westervelt, who was driving a Ford Crown Victoria cruiser north on the highway. The accident, which happened around 10 p.m., spun the pickup truck around in the turn lane of U.S. 27 and sent Westervelt’s car over a curb, into a ditch and then through some grass, where it came to rest against some guidewires to a power pole next to the Saga Motel.
GSP officers shut down the highway in both directions for more than 30 minutes to investigate the incident. After that, the southbound lanes remained closed and all traffic was routed to the northbound lanes.
Stephens said both the driver of the pickup and Westervelt were taken to Floyd Medical Center, while the pickup truck passenger was taken to Redmond. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.
Around midnight, wrecker crews removed the pickup from the roadway, and the police cruiser was towed out shortly after.
GSP officers said the investigation would continue, and they were unsure if any charges would be filed.