A DeKalb County police officer killed in a fatal crash in downtown Atlanta was identified as Sergeant Daniel Mobley. The police officer lost his life when he was hit as he was attempting to help the victim of another accident
The unfortunate incident took place on Saturday, January 2. Just before 9 a.m. police had been notified about an accident on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta. Mobley was one of the officers responding to the incident. He reached the scene of the crash close to the Williams Street exit at about 9 a.m.
Just as he was getting out of his vehicle, he was hit by a vehicle. Mobley sustained critical injuries in the crash. He was rushed to the Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency medical help and care. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The DeKalb County police officer killed in the crash had been with the department for 22 years. The news of his death in the Atlanta crash spread quickly and condolences began to pour in from all quarters. Governor Brian Kemp also expressed grief at the tragic loss of Mobley. The interstate remained closed for several hours as on-site investigations were being conducted.
Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate both accidents, the one Mobley was responding to and the other which cost Sergeant Mobley his life. According to the details released by GSP, Mobley was hit when the driver of a silver Ford Focus lost control of the vehicle. The driver was negotiating a left-hand curve at the time. As the driver lost control, the vehicle crashed into Mobley, resulting in his death.
The driver of the Ford Focus, who was not identified by GSP, sustained only minor injuries in the incident. Paramedics transported the driver to the hospital in the wake of the crash. Charges against the said driver are still pending.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away.