Marietta officer injured at scene of car accident
by Kim Isaza
August 02, 2012 12:46 AM | 6172 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — A Marietta Police officer suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon after being hit by a pick-up truck on the Canton Road Connector just north of the Church Street Extension.

Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said Officer James McClure was with others working the scene of a four-car wreck and stepped into the northbound roadway to stop traffic just after 2 p.m. One truck stopped, but a second truck, driven by Christopher Peyton, 52, of Marietta, rear-ended it, causing it to hit McClure.

McClure, 26, has been on the Marietta force just a few months but has four years of experience with another police department, Officer Michael Gardner said. He was taken by ambulance the short distance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, but “he is way banged up,” Baldwin said.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.

Charges are pending against Peyton.

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Distracted Drivers??
August 05, 2012
That is sad that this young man was hurt badly doing his job. My guess is that the driver that caused this accident wasn't paying attention like about HALF the folks on the roads in Cobb these days. Put those stupid phones down and watch what you are doing behind the wheel. The live you save could be your own. Will be praying for Officer McClure.
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