NWGA Scanner | November 4th, 2021

GSP trooper seriously injured in crash during early morning pursuit on I-75 in Catoosa County

According to the GSP: “on I-75 On Nov. 4, at approximately 1 a.m., a Trooper checked a white SUV (2021 Mercedes-Benz) speeding on I-75 Northbound near mile maker 345 in Catoosa County. As he attempted a traffic stop on the SUV, the driver accelerated to a high rate of speed initiating a pursuit. Near mile maker 352, the Trooper attempted to perform the P.I.T. maneuver, but the violator swerved his vehicle at the Trooper’s patrol car. The Trooper made an evasive maneuver and lost control of his vehicle. The Trooper’s patrol car traveled off the roadway, struck a tree and overturned coming to an uncontrolled final rest on its top. The Trooper was transported to Erlanger Medical Center located in Chattanooga, TN for injuries sustained from the crash. The fleeing violator has not been identified.”

“Governor Brian Kemp posted on twitter: “Our thoughts and prayers are with @ga_dps Trooper Scott Parker, his wife Megan, and their family. Scott was involved in a serious car accident, and we ask that you join our family in praying for his swift recovery.”

A GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family in their time of need.