According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Hinesville police officer was injured when a motorist ran a red light Sunday morning at the intersection of East Oglethorpe Highway and Leroy Coffer
GSP said the officer, who was off duty, was making a left turn onto Leroy Coffer and was struck on the passenger side of his patrol car by the driver of a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The incident occurred around 6:19 a.m. and the pickup truck driver did admit to authorities that he ran the red light.
GSP also stated that the pickup driver claimed it was too late to stop when he realized the light was red. He was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.
The officer was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, according to Hinesville Police Chief Bill Kirkendall, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
GSP said both vehicles were totaled.