A Brooklet police officer was uninjured after a crash May 19 as he was on his way to assist with a fatal accident.
Officer Anthony Nash Brigdon was responding to a call for assistance around 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, heading from Brooklet to Highway 119, where a two-car head-on collision killed a man and woman.
As Brigdon approached the intersection of Highway 80 East and the Highway 119 Connector, he lost control of his 2009 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car, according to Georgia State Patrol Post 45 reports, which are yet incomplete.
The reports stated that Brigdon "failed to keep in the proper lane," left the roadway, rotated counterclockwise, traveled 30 feet and struck a mile marker sign. The car continued broadside another 40 feet and struck a road work sign, continued to rotate and came to rest back in the roadway. Brigdon told responding troopers that he took the turn too fast.
Brooklet police Chief Doug Meyer said the crash was a case of "inexperience."
Brigdon "got a little bit of gravel" and lost control, he said. "We'd like to say we've all been there. We're thankful he's OK and nobody got hurt."
Brigdon was counseled on safe driving practices in responding to emergency situations, Meyer said. Reports did not list any charges.