SAVANNAH, GA (April 15, 2015): Early this morning, three people, including a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer, were transported to a hospital after a two-vehicle collision near Hopkins and West 42nd streets.
At 3:32 a.m., Metro’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the crash. The SCMPD officer was driving north on Hopkins Street in a marked patrol car, en route to a suicide attempt. The officer’s Chevrolet Caprice was struck on its passenger side by a 1995 Honda Accord driven by Jamareiy Bartley, 18. Bartley was traveling west on 42nd Street. The impact caused the patrol vehicle to rotate into a tree on the northwest side of the intersection, totaling the car.
Bartley exited the Honda attempting to flee, but returned in an effort to remove his front seat passenger, Romel Williams, 24, from the car.
The officer, Bartley and Williams were transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for care. The officer was treated and released. Bartley and Williams remain in serious condition.
MAIT continues to investigate.