Atlanta police officer hit by ATV, 'seriously injured' during second night of protests

WAOK Staff
May 31, 2020 - 12:13 pm

An Atlanta police officer is in stable condition after apparently being struck by an ATV rider during Saturday night's protests, according to a news release from the Atlanta police department.

The officer was struck near 200 Ted Turner Dr. at around 10:30 p.m. and sustained "significant injuries." The ATV rider sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital and taken into custody.

Police say at the time of the collision, the ATV had a small amount of marijuana and a handgun on their person. 

Atlanta Police identified the officer as an 18-year veteran of the department.