Atlanta police officer hurt in hit and run while working traffic accident on I-20
ATLANTA — An Atlanta Police officer is in stable condition after being struck by a car while working a traffic accident on the shoulder of Interstate 20 on Sunday morning.
According to a spokesperson with APD, the driver who hit the officer did not stop, but was later captured by DeKalb County Police officers in the area of Rockdale Avenue and Clifton Avenue.
APD officers met with Dekalb County officers and took custody of the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Antaun Mcheerron.
The initial incident happened near the Flat Shoals Road exit at around 3:06 a.m., police said.
The officer was working the accident with his marked patrol vehicle and emergency lights activated, they said. He was also wearing a neon-colored traffic vest when Mcherron’s red Chevy Tahoe struck the officer and his patrol car.
Mcherron was transported to Grady Detention Center and was charged with reckless driving, hit and run, DUI less safe, failure to report an accident resulting in injury, expired registration, failure to maintain lane and striking a fixed object. In these types of cases, it is essential to hire an auto accident attorney.