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Report shows Decatur Police officer hit by stack of traffic cones thrown by firefighter

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Report shows Decatur Police officer hit by stack of traffic cones thrown by firefighter

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A police report reveals new details about an accident that sent a Decatur Police Officer to the hospital last week.

The officer was on the scene of an accident on Scott Boulevard on the afternoon Aug. 2. A vehicle was turning left onto the road from Landover Drive. The driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was hit by another vehicle headed westbound. Both vehicles were heavily damaged but there were no injuries. The driver of the first vehicle was cited for a failure to yield.

While working the accident, a police officer was standing near a Decatur Fire truck gathering information about the accident.

According to witnesses, a firefighter threw a stack of five traffic cones from the top of the truck without warning, hitting the officer on the back of his neck. The officer fell to his knees and partially blacked out, the police report says. He was treated at DeKalb Medical Center and later released.


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