VIDEO: Police officer hit by car while documenting traffic accident on highway shoulder

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ATLANTA, Ga. (BRPROUD) – The Atlanta Police Department is releasing a bodycam video from one of its police officers.

The police officer is Steven Randerson and on October 6, the APD member was documenting an accident on the shoulder of I-75 near 17th St NW.

A video of what happened next is provided below:

About an hour after responding to the accident, Officer Randerson “was outside his marked police vehicle when another vehicle traveling on I-75 struck the officer,” according to the Atlanta Police Department.

On the day of the accident, the Atlanta Police Department gave this update on the accident:

Officer Randerson sustained “injuries to his head, arm, and leg.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the injured police officer.

The City of Atlanta Police Department released this statement about the risks associated with the job:

Unless you’ve been an officer, there is no way to grasp the gravity of what happens in a day or what can happen during any 911 call response. We often say, “officers put their lives on the line every single day to protect and serve their community”-not many understand how real that statement is. Whether officers are conducting a traffic stop, serving warrants on known gang members in a dimly lit housing complex, patrolling the streets at 3 a.m., or responding to an auto accident on I285, their safety is always at risk and their bravery is always on display.

Officer Randerson is recovering from the accident.

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