Gwinnett County officer fired after hitting 2 pedestrians

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) – A Gwinnett County police officer who struck two pedestrians on his way to an accident call has been fired.

Department spokeswoman, Cpl. Michele Pihera, in a news release said Officer Scott York was terminated earlier Tuesday, citing policy violations.

News outlets report that York was traveling with his blue lights and siren activated on Sunday night when a vehicle he was passing began to merge in front of him. The officer lost control of his vehicle and hit two teens, two parked cars and a basketball goal.

Sixteen-year-old Jose Coreas-Mejia Media was listed in critical condition as of Monday evening. His cousin, 18-year-old Joel Melendez-Coreas-Mejia, was released from the hospital Sunday with minor injuries.

York received minor injuries and was also released from the hospital.

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