Crashes with police in Tennessee, Georgia injure hundreds every year
Hundreds of people are injured every year and an average of two to three people are killed in police-involved crashes in Georgia as well as Tennessee, numbers from both states show. These numbers don’t distinguish whether the officer or the other driver was killed or injured.
But Georgia Department of Transportation figures indicate that police likely were to blame in more than half of the 2,000-plus officer-involved crashes across the state last year.
And statistics from the Tennessee Highway Patrol show that more property damage and injuries from officer-involved crashes in Tennessee occur when officers are not responding to an emergency.