Cobb County Sheriff is Hospitalized After Being Hit by Pickup Truck

Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren was taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta for treatment for injuries he sustained after he and his chief deputy, Milton Beck, were involved in a crash on southbound Interstate 75 when their car was hit by a driver who lost control.

The accident occurred on August 15. It appears that a driver lost control as he merged onto I-75 southbound and hit the law enforcement officials.

My thoughts as a Marietta car accident attorney are with the sheriff and his family. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I was relieve to read his injuries were described as minor.

A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said that at about 2 p.m., Beck and Warren were headed south on I-75. Beck was driving and they were in the HOV lane. Their car was struck by a Ford pick-up truck which was pulling a trailer between the Northside Drive and 17th Street exits, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

Police said the 40-year-old pickup driver of Loganville, was pulling an excavator and lost control of his vehicle as he merged onto I-75 southbound from Northside Drive and crashed into the sheriff’s car.

The driver and his passenger were not injured. Warren was taken by ambulance to Grady Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Beck was treated on the scene.

The accident caused a three mile backup as of 2:30 p.m. The site was cleared and traffic was flowing along all six lanes just before 4 p.m.

The pickup truck driver was later charged with failure to maintain lane, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

I see many accidents caused by a simple failure to maintain lane. In February, 2012, I reported on how a man from Tay­lorsville was hurt and flown to Atlanta Med­ical Cen­ter in an air ambu­lance after a crash that caused seri­ous con­ges­tion on Old Alabama Road near Cartersville’s air­port, Cartersville Patch reported.

Geor­gia state police said Anthony Lewis Bryant, 50, was dri­ving a Jeep Chero­kee west on Old Alabama Road, when his SUV veered off the road, crashed down an embank­ment and hit a tree.

The road was closed for hours and the dri­ver suf­fered seri­ous injuries that meant he had to be air­lifted to a local hos­pi­tal after he was trapped in his car.

Bryant was later cited for fail­ing to main­tain his lane. No other vehi­cle was involved in the crash.

In a recent hit-and run case detailed in an Asso­ci­ated Press report in the Mari­etta Daily Jour­nal, a man was arrested in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy in south­west Atlanta.

Police said a 43-year-old man, was later charged with vehic­u­lar homi­cide, leav­ing the scene of an acci­dent, DUI, dri­ving with a sus­pended license, fail­ure to yield, fail­ure to main­tain lane and reck­less dri­ving.

If you have been hurt by a driver who lost control of his vehicle and veered into another lane in Mari­etta, Cartersville, Rome, Dal­las, Atlanta or else­where in Geor­gia, you may be able to make a claim on his or her insurance policy for your injuries. You should con­tact a skilled Geor­gia per­sonal injury lawyer with The Keener Law Firm. 770–955‑3000.