A Fayette County sheriff's deputy and a mother and her 4-year-old were injured in an auto accident Wednesday afternoon.
Fayette Sheriff's Capt. Deborah Hannah was responding to a call with the lights and siren of her marked Ford Explorer patrol vehicle activated when she hit 29-year-old Danielle Mask's car just before 1:30 p.m.
Mask was turning left from a stop on Hellen Sams Parkway onto South Jeff Davis Drive when she turned into the patrol vehicle's pathway, Fayette County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Bryan Woodie said.
Hannah wasn't able to stop or avoid striking Mask's Pontiac, Woodie said.
Both Hannah and Mask were wearing seatbelts, and Mask's daughter was restrained in a booster seat, authorities said.
Mask was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and her daughter was taken to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, both to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, Woodie said.
Hannah was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital and treated for injuries that were not considered serious, he said.
Because the collision involved a law enforcement vehicle, the Georgia State Patrol is conducting an investigation that is ongoing.
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