Deputy & Suspect Injured in Car Accident Monday Night

A sheriff’s deputy and a suspect he was in the process of arresting were struck by an oncoming truck Monday night in Jasper County, according to the AJC. Both men suffered injuries that they are currently being treated for at Atlanta Medical Center.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the deputy was attempting to arrest one man, who he suspected was intoxicated, when a man who accompanied the suspect walked across the road. A truck swerved to miss this second man, striking Deputy Carlos Rhodes and the suspect in question.

Automobile accidents like this can happen anytime, and are unfortunately common. They are often caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Inclement weather conditions or poor visibility
  • Impaired or intoxicated drivers
  • Improper signage
  • Equipment malfunction
  • And more

At the Atlanta-based law firm of Pope & Howard, P.C., skilled attorneys handle cases like these every day. The victims of automobile accidents and their families are best served by a law firm that specializes in similar cases like Pope & Howard, P.C. does. Each attorney at our firm is experienced with seeking compensation and justice for the victims of automobile accidents in Georgia.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, the attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. can help. Please contact us today by calling (404) 994-4486 today or by visiting our website at

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