A 21-year-old man was injured and his dog killed after being struck by an officer Friday in Macon.
The incident happened on Eisenhower Parkway while the man, who hasn’t been identified, was walking and carrying his dog in his hand, according to Macon police.
Investigators said the officer was driving west on Eisenhower Parkway in the right lane and approaching the intersection of Bloomfield Road when he changed into the left lane.
“As he was about to overtake another vehicle, a 21 year-old white male was walking in the middle of the left lane,” police spokeswoman Officer Jami Gaudet said. “The officer was unable to swerve in time to avoid the male and struck him and the dog he was carrying.”
The man was transported to the Medical Center Hospital where he remains in stable condition and is receiving treatment for the injuries, Officer Gaudet said.
The dog died from its injuries, she said.
The officer was taken to the Medical Center where blood was drawn as part of the investigation, and he was examined for injuries.
The case remains under investigation, she said.
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