Updates on Tuesday accidents: Rome Police motorcycle officer injured in wreck recovering from surgery. Log truck driver cited in U.S. 27 spill. Cyclist seriously injured in Bartow.

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Area highways all clear at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Google Traffic.


From Rome Police: In reference to the officer-involved accident (at the Bypass and Martha Berry): We would like to advise that he was leaving a traffic accident with injuries which had occurred on U.S. 27 North and was responding to another traffic accident with injuries which had just occurred on Second Avenue. He left the first accident scene still wearing his hi-vis yellow traffic vest and his emergency equipment was in full operation at the time of the traffic accident. The officer underwent surgery and, as of this morning, “is recovering from surgery…everything went well…long road to heal.”  Rome Police thank the community on the behalf of the officer, his family and the department for the support that has been provided. (WRGA has identified the officer as Mike Simmons).

Courtesy of Greg Cater. Accident update below.

Georgia State Patrol update on the logging truck accident on Martha Berry in front of Berry College: ” he logging truck ran the red light and had to avoid a car turning.  As a result, the log truck overturned which allowed the logs to break free and land on the front hood and windshield of a car stopped in the left lane traveling south.  No injuries.”

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Tuesday evening crash.  Media release: Bartow County EMS responded to an accident involving a motorcycle Tuesday evening. Upon EMS arrival at Ga. 293 and Old Alabama, crews found a male on the ground with numerous fractures to the right leg and wrist. The patient also had a head injury. EMS requested a medical helicopter for rapid transport to a level 1 trauma center. The patient was flown to Grady Hospital.

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