Two GPD officers injured, one seriously, in early Tuesday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Two Griffin police officers were injured, one seriously, in a wreck early Tuesday morning when the patrol car occupied by Officer Amanda Frix, a Griffin Police Department veteran, and Erin McAdams, a recently-certified rookie officer who was in field training under Frix’s supervision, was struck in the driver’s side.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Georgia Highway 16 and Hammond Drive.

According to the GPD, the preliminary investigation indicates a commercial vehicle traveling west at that intersection ran a red light a struck the officers’ patrol car, continued west and overturned.

Frix was transported by helicopter to the trauma unit of Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.

McAdams sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

GPD Chief Mike Yates later reported that McAdams was treated and released, and that Frix is in stable condition.

The Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post is investigating the wreck, but Cpl. R. Youngblood reported no information was available at the time of publication.

The GPD asks the community to keep both officers in their prayers with the hope of full and speedy recoveries.

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