“At the southeastern corner of the intersection, there is a building that obscures the view of westbound traffic on Ralph David Abernathy,” GSP officials said. “This building also obscures traffic moving northbound on Peeples Street.”
As a result, the officer failed to yield at the intersection and hit the Kia, the GSP said.
On Tuesday, Atlanta police told The AJC the crash was referred to their Office of Professional Standards for an investigation, which is standard procedure for officer-involved incidents. Phillips is still with the department and on active duty.
Since the crash Akazaawie, who is an artist, has been unable to work.
“I can’t even explain the amount of things that I cannot do anymore,” she told Channel 2.
In the meantime, A GoFundMe account has been created to help Akazaawie with the mounting medical costs.
“I’m hoping this will be resolved so I can get on with my life because I do plan on getting back to work,” Akazaawie said. “I’ve worked hard to get to where I’m at.”