An Atlanta police officer who was following a fire truck en route to an emergency was injured in an accident Thursday afternoon in Atlanta. According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the officer was traveling on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, near the intersection of Hollywood Road in an unmarked car equipped with emergency lights behind a fire truck. Both vehicles were responding to an emergency call. The fire truck passed a Toyota Camry that was waiting to turn left at a stop sign at Eugenia Street. The driver of the Camry did not notice the police car following the fire truck and turned into its path. The accident caused the police officer to suffer a knee injury, and they were transported to Grady Hospital for treatment. An additional person involved in the accident also complained of neck pain. Failure to yield the right-of-way is among the most common cause of accidents in Georgia, and across the nation. According to the Insurance Information Institute, failure to yield crashes result in around 3,700 fatal accidents across the country each year. This type of accident is caused when a driver fails to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic at a stop sign or traffic light when legally required to do so. There are many reasons why a driver would fail to stop at a stop sign, including distraction, impatience, aggressive driving, or — in the case of this recent accident — they simply did not see another vehicle approaching. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident in Atlanta that resulted from someone else’s failure to yield, an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates can help you understand the process of seeking compensation for your injury or loss. For your free case evaluation, contact us online.