Two people were injured Thursday after an officer, who was responding to a call, ran a red light and struck another car near Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
As of late Thursday, Atlanta police did not know who was to blame for the collision that led to the closing of the intersection until about 5 a.m.
Investigators said the officer was driving a city vehicle when he heard the call for backup and headed to 140 Memorial Drive where two men were reportedly beating a woman.
The officer was heading south on Peachtree Street with his blue lights activated, police spokesman Mr. Curtis Davenport said.
The officer had the red light at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when he drove into the intersection, Mr. Davenport said.
He struck an Infiniti G35X, sending the car crashing into a Toyota Camry, the spokesman said.
Emergency workers rushed the Infiniti’s driver to Grady Memorial Hospital. The officer followed a short time later when he started complaining of neck and knee injuries, Mr. Davenport said.