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Scenic Highway was shut down between Wisteria Dr. and Dogwood Rd. Thursday afternoon, Snellville police said, after one of their officers was involved in a car wreck.

Snellville police said traffic was shut down on Scenic Highway in both directions during the investigation, which happened after a driver pulled out in front of a Snellville officer who was responding to a call.

Detective Corporal Jeff Manley of the Snellville Police Department told Daily Post news partner Fox 5 Atlanta that the squad car had its lights and siren on when it was hit. 

Both the officer and two people in the other vehicle were hospitalized, police said. The department posted a statement on Facebook Thursday night with an update on the situation.

"Many are asking about our officer involved in the accident. He is doing well, and should be released from hospital soon," the statement said. "The two other people that were transported to the hospital are being treated for some serious but non-life threatening injuries."

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating, police said.

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rmbr343

Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

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