Cuprowski was heading to the call about 10 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol said. The officer was driving his patrol car northbound on Ga. 136 with his blue lights and siren on.
Cuprowski tried to turn into a parking lot, GSP said. However, he “misjudged his clearance” and his car left the road. The vehicle slid into a ditch about 8 feet off the side of the road, GSP said.
No other injuries were reported.
The officer will need at least six months to recover, according to a GoFundMe page created by his aunt. The page said his wife, who is pregnant, had stopped working as a nurse due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so he was the family's sole form of income.
As of Thursday night, the page had raised more than $1,100.
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.