Gwinnett County officer fired after hitting 2 pedestrians

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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.

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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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