Police officer involved in Buckhead wreck

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta police officer was briefly trapped in a vehicle after being involved in an accident Monday morning.

The wreck happened just before 6 a.m. at Piedmont and East Paces Ferry roads.

The officer, P. Marshall, radioed dispatchers to say she'd been in a wreck. Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said a Toyota Camry hit Marshall's cruiser while trying to turn left onto East Paces Ferry.

While Marshall was trapped inside her cruiser, she did not suffer any serious injuries. She was removed from the car and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

The Toyota driver, Yenenesh Gurmessa, was cited for failure to yield, according to Jones.

All southbound lanes of Piedmont Road were blocked at the scene for more than an hour, but have since reopened.

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