According to reports from the Clayton Daily News, Nicholas Veasley of Madison, Georgia was arrested after being involved in a auto collision which seriously injured Clayton County Officer Sergent Clinton Nicholas.
Based on Clayton County Information Officer Capt. Tina Daniels, Sgt. Nicholas was following a 75Georgia Department of Transportation crew that was going southbound on I-675. The crew was re-painting lines on the highway when allegedly Mr. Veasley ran into the back of Sgt. Nicholas at full speed.
Due to the nature of the re-painting these crews were estimated to be traveling at a speed of a little more than 7 miles per hour.
As such, with the involvement of a Clayton County Officer and the Georgia Department of Transportation crew, the Georgia State Patrol was called to the scene. Sgt. Nicholas was taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
Mr. Veasley was taken into custody and placed in the Clayton County Jail.
Unfortunately, it is unclear from the facts of the story why the accident occurred. Now the investigating officers need to determine what made the car driver lose control of the vehicle. There is a possibility that the accident may have been the result of a mechanical defect or design issue. It could have possibly the result of the icy road conditions.
Regardless, of the cause it should investigated fully to determine the cause of this collision.
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