Conyers police officer in good condition following Newton County wreck
Victim a Social Circle resident
A Conyers Police officer is in good condition after wrecking his patrol car on Interstate 20 in Newton County Tuesday. CPD Officer Kyle McGlamery left his house in Social Circle Tuesday morning and headed toward Rockdale County. He was responding to the robbery of a BB&T in Rockdale County.
Witnesses said McGlamery’s car hit a pool of standing water on the interstate near the Alcovy River bridge, and the water caused the officer to lose control of the vehicle, said Georgia State Patrol Communicator Misty Jordon.
The car reportedly rotated counterclockwise and entered the grass median before striking a guard rail and finally coming to rest near the eastbound lanes of traffic. McGlamery was injured and trapped inside his patrol car after the driver side door was crushed against the rail.
Rescue workers quickly responded and were able to tear off the driver’s side door, Jordon said. McGlamery was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital where his injuries required surgery.
CPD Major Scott Freeman said McGlamery was in much better condition as of Thursday.
“ He’s doing fine,” Freeman said. “ He’s expected to make a full recovery. There was no life threatening injuries. The injuries were mostly just his legs.”
Not injured in the crash was McGlamery’s police dog Rico. McGlamery’s K9 unit was called to try and determine which direction the supseted robber had gone after exiting the bank.
As of press time, the CPD had no suspects in the robbery of the BB& T.
If anyone has any infor- mation about the robbery, please call the Conyers Police Department at ( 770) 483- 6600.