GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- In a quick investigation a Gwinnett County police officer was fired Wednesday after authorities say he violated policy when he jumped a curb and hit two pedestrians on the way to a call. After a review of all the evidence in the case officer Scott York was relieved of his duties.
Scott York was going nearly 60 mph over the 40-mph speed limit while headed to a pedestrian-hit call Sunday. The police cruiser’s black box clocked him at 97 miles per hour.
Police said the accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. on Singleton Road in Norcross when Officer Scott York left the roadway, traveled over the curb and struck two walkers on the sidewalk. His blur lights and sirens were activated at the time. York told investigators he had traveled into the center lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle. The vehicle he was passing began to merge into the lane at the same time. The officer tried to avoid a collision and lost control of his patrol car.
It jumped the curb and hit 16-year-old Jose Coreas-Mejia and 18-year-old Joel Melendez-Coreas. Two other vehicles were also hit and damaged. Joel was treated and released. Jose was hospitalized, there was no update on his condition Tuesday.