UPDATE: Decatur Police officer injured after being hit by cones on Scott BoulevardPhoto by Dan Whisenhunt
A Decatur Police officer was sent to the hospital on Aug. 2 after he was injured while working in the 1000 block of Scott Boulevard.
The incident happened during the afternoon around 6 p.m. Lt. Jennifer Ross said that an officer was standing near a Decatur Fire truck collecting information about a traffic accident when a firefighter threw a stack of traffic cones from the top of the truck. The cones accidentally hit the officer. He was sent to a local hospital and was treated and released, Ross said.
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Scott Boulevard is one of the most dangerous road in Decatur. Statistics gathered by Decaturish show the majority of speeding tickets in the city are issued to drivers traveling on Scott Boulevard. Traffic accidents are not uncommon. Last July there was an accident involving four vehicles. In 2015 a Lakeside High teacher died when she was hit by a car going more than 100 miles per hour as she was turning left onto the road. The incident critically injured her eight-year-old daughter. Parents at Westchester Elementary school have fought hard for safety improvements on Scott Boulevard and the city recently received a grant to install a HAWK signal on the road.