Three Cobb County police officers were thrown from motorcycles after they slid on a patch of ice on Due West Road in Kennesaw, the Georgia State Patrol said Tuesday.
One officer, who was seriously injured, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and is expected to survive, Cobb spokesman Ross Cavitt said.
About 12:30 p.m., six police motorcycles were traveling west on Due West Road when three of them “traveled over an area covered in ice causing them to lose control of their bikes,” which led to them being Thrown From Motorcycles the GSP said.
A fourth officer was struck by the other bikes but was able to maintain control, the GSP said.
Cavitt confirmed a water line leak caused the icy patch. The Georgia Department of Transportation is assisting with the ice, he said. It is not clear if the leak was weather-related.
Water crews repaired the line. Despite other reports, they were NOT aware of the leak until after the incident. Based on neighbor’s observations, the leak may have been caused by other heavy vehicles pulled off the road over the water line on Kennesaw Due West a day or two earlier.
The most seriously hurt officer continues to recover and we wish him the best.
Officer now reportedly stable at Kennestone Hospital. The group was headed back to the precinct after participating in a funeral detail. Water Dept crews are now on scene fixing small leak found near the sidewalk that caused the ice.
Prayers for a quick recovery for the Cobb PD motor officer seriously hurt when three motorcycles hit a patch of ice on Kennesaw Due West Road. The other officers suffered minor injuries. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash and has Kennesaw Due West closed just east of Due West until they are finished.