Trooper hurt in crash during traffic stop

A 28-year-old Georgia state trooper was hurt in a crash Friday, officials said.

Trooper Justin Henderson had his patrol car lights and sirens on while attempting to stop a Chrysler Sebring LX on Ga. 140 in Rome about 7 a.m. Friday.

The Sebring and a Cadillac CTS were traveling east when Henderson’s patrol car entered a curve to the left and noticed both vehicles were slowing down, officials with the Department of Public Safety said. The trooper attempted to steer left and lost control of his car and began to rotate counter clockwise, crossing into the westbound travel lane. 

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Henderson’s car left the roadway and struck some large rocks, officials said. Afterward, Henderson was able to steer back onto the road and struck the Sebring in the eastbound lane, causing the Sebring to rear-end the Cadillac. 

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None of the people in the Sebring, which included a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, or Cadillac were seriously injured. Henderson was taken to a nearby hospital.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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